Don't know where to start? Need help using the Libraries' collection?
New to using statistical software? What is the best way to handle citations?
Can't find the right GIS mapping tool to complete you assignment?
Check out what the Digital Social Science Center (DSSC) has to offer.
- Walk in and ask.
Librarians are available weekdays at regularly schedule hours throughout the year in the DSSC Consulting Office which is located in the glass-walled area immediately on your right as you enter the main DSSC area, IAB323, on the second floor of Lehman Library.
Additionally the DSSC Data Service is a space set up for those doing quantitative work or looking for numeric or spatial data. The DSSC Data Service is on the lower level of Lehman, IAB215, and can be reached from the main area of the DSSC by a staircase. It also maintains its own regularly schedule hours throughout the year.
- Make an appointment.
Send an email to email@example.com to request an appointment. Briefly explain what you need and someone will get back in touch. For questions involving numeric or spatial data, statistical software or mapping you can reach the DSSc Data Servic directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Send an email.
Use the same steps as a request for an appointment. If an email contains only your question a librarian will answer by email.
You can reach a librarian in the DSSC Consulting Office, 212-854-8043, or a librarian in the DSSC Data Service, 212-854-6012, during the location's regularly schedule hours.
- Help yourself.
The DSSC main page and DSSC Data Services page each gives overviews of the collections they support.
Check to see if there are any in-library workshops offered by the DSSC (these occur most frequently early in a semester).
Self-paced online tutorials are available from Lynda.com Software Tutorials for a wide range of softwares or GIS Self-paced Online Courses.