Research and Instruction

Quick Search

Use Quick Search to search multiple places at once, including:

(While the Libraries finalizes its integrated library system migration, the Quick Search results will not include the Rensselaer Libraries' Catalog)

Catalog Search

The Rensselaer Libraries' Catalog includes materials we own, subscribe to, or have on order, including:

  • Books (print books and e-books)
  • Journal titles
  • Rensselaer technical reports
  • Musical scores
  • DVDs, videos, CDs, vinyl records, and software
  • Rensselaer theses and dissertations from 1855 to the present
  • Links to electronic journals, e-books, government documents, and reference materials


A-Z Databases

Rensselaer faculty, staff, and students have access to many online databases where they can find both discipline-specific and multi-discipline research materials.

Reference Services

To speak with a Librarian, use Ask Us 24/7 chat, schedule a virtual consultation, or complete the contact us form.

Library Guides

For tips in getting started with discipline-specific research, view Rensselaer's Library Guides.

Instruction Services

Rensselaer offers synchronous and recorded workshops, a resource guide about information literacy, and assists individual students and researchers via email or in-person at the Library. 

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