Research and Instruction

Quick Search

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

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.

Research Guides

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