Research and Instruction

Catalog Search

The Rensselaer Libraries' Catalog includes most of the materials the Rensselaer Libraries own, subscribe to, or have on order. A catalog search will retrieve:

  • 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 list

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

Instruction Services

Rensselaer offers a robust online Library instructional module, Instruct, and assists individual students and researchers via email or in-person at the Library. 

Research Guides

For tips in getting started with discipline-specific research, view our subject research guides.

Reference Services

For reference questions, use the Libraries' Ask Us 24/7 chat, or complete the Library contact us form.

Quick Search

Use the Quick Search tool to search multiple places with one search. This will retrieve results from:

Back to top