What is PAWS?
Your time is valuable. We’ll help you make the most of it.
A one hour appointment with a reference librarian is available to UAlbany, students, faculty and staff. A librarian assists you in locating authoritative information for your research projects.
Personalized Assistance With Searching provides:
- Research assistance and guidance
- Pointers on specialized databases to get in-depth information in your field of study
- Assistance with selecting search terms that will yield better results
- Search strategies and search tips
- Citations to resources available from other libraries
- Searches for people with disabilities
Click here to make a PAWS appointment
Faculty and graduate students -- you may wish to make an appointment with your subject specialist for in-depth research consultation.
Cited Reference Searches for Promotion and Tenure
The University Libraries subscribes to Web of Science so that persons preparing tenure and promotion dossiers may conduct cited reference searching.
Web of Science provides 3 citation indexes formerly received in print or CD-ROM format:
- Science Citation Index Expanded (SCIE), previously called Science Citation Index
- Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI)
- Arts and Humanities Citation Index (AHCI).
Coverage: current year, plus 20 years of backfiles.
Please visit the Scholarly Metrics page for more information.
PAWS @ Science
• For Science, Technology and Public Health questions, we provide specialized research assistance and guidance.
• We provide advice on specialized databases and science/technology resources as well as practical strategies and search tips in their use.
• We provide assistance with search strategies and search tips for tools that are unique to the science disciplines.
UAlbany's mascot, Damien, at a recent PAWS appointment