University Library at St. Cloud State University

Research Tools

Research Assistance
Librarians in the Miller Center can help you pick a topic, find articles, create a bibliography, and more. For research assistance, contact a librarian directly or use a librarian-created guide.
Research and Reference Instruction
Ask a Librarian

In Person: Stop by the Miller Center 1st Floor Reference Desk or schedule a research consultation.

Phone:Call 320-308-4755 or 877-856-9786 (toll-free) and talk with a librarian during reference desk hours.  

E-mail: Click on the e-mail link or send an e-mail to

AskMN Chat: Get live, online research help at any time, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Research Tools

Research Tips and Tutorials

Consult guides for navigating the library, choosing hot topics, planning your research, identifying scholarly articles and more.

Subject Guides

Identify the best sources for research in a particular subject area (i.e. Art, Biology, Education, etc.), selected by faculty librarians.

Course Guides

Obtain helpful resources specific to the courses you are taking, compiled just for you by SCSU librarians.

Research Project Calculator

Create a step-by-step guide for completing your research assignment on time, complete with e-mail reminders.

Citation Styles and RefWorks

Consult examples of APA, MLA, Chicago, and other citation style formatting or use RefWorks to manage your references and format your bibliography in seconds.

Apps and Mobile Connections for Academic Research

Learn about apps and mobile sites that are helpful for academic research.

Writing and Technology Instruction
The Write Place Satellite

Consult with writing tutors on 1st Floor West in the Miller Center.

Technology Instruction
Attend workshops on various technologies and applications such as social media, multimedia production, and presentation resources. For training on Microsoft Office, Photoshop, and other programs, see Technology Training and Workshops.

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