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How to Do Research: A Step-By-Step Guide: Get Help!

How to do research

Writing Center

The Writing Center at Elmira College helps students improve each stage of their writing, from brainstorming to the final draft.  Assistance includes one-on-one consultations with Writing Center staff or peer tutors and workshops that support writing and citation skills for the entire EC community.

Drop in or make an appointment for a consultation.

Ask Us!

You can contact us any time for help.

  • Call the Library Services Desk at (607) 735-1862.
  • E-mail us at
  • Text a Librarian (607) 953-6060 (see hours in box at right)

MLA & APA Citation Styles

Visit the How to Do Research guide for information about MLA & APA citation styles, formatting guidelines, and citation examples.

Off-Campus Access

The Library provides remote access to journals, magazines, newspapers, E-books, streaming videos, and more.

To access these resources from off-campus, when prompted, enter your login credentials for the EC network. If you have problems, consult the link below, or call the Library Services Desk at (607) 735-1862.


For research help,  use one of the following options:

Ask the GTL

GTL Phone   General Information & Research Help Phone:  (607) 735-1862

E-mail Us!   Research Help Email:                    

     For help registering a device, password reset and more:  EC IT Resources and Services