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English for Multi-Linguals (EML) Library Guide

Useful information for EML students about how to use the library and do research for your classes.

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How to Use This Guide

Hello! This guide is designed to assist mutli-lingual students use library resources to support your time at Binghamton University. The guide has lots of information, which you can navigate using the tabs on the left-hand side.

  • Welcome!: The current page; includes an overview of this guide and campus resources
  • Search Strategies / Beginning your Research: information about background research, picking a topic, connecting words, and ways to make searching for effective  
  • Finding Articles: an explanation of databases and why to use them, as well as recommended databases and how to access articles not available from Binghamton University Libraries 
  • Finding Ebooks: an explanation of how to access and enjoy ebooks from the Libraries 
  • Finding Print / Physical Books: an explanation of how to use Find It to find print books, as well as information about how to find them on the shelf 
  • Debate Assignment: resources for the debate EML assignment
  • Business Assignment: resources for the business EML assignment
  • Citations: a link to our Citation Help libguide 
  • Additional Help: resources that are available as books as well as online resources
  • Books (Pleasure and otherwise): information about books that have been specifically bought for EML students 
  • Resources for EML Instructors: various resources to support teaching EML 

Multi-Lingual Glossary of Library Terms

library     图书馆    도서관    としょうかん     bibliothèque      biblioteca    مكتبة       thư viện

This Multilingual Glossary is designed to assist English as a second-language (ESL) in understanding library and research-related terminology. 

The Glossary is divided into two parts:

  1. the Language Table, which presents the words in seven languages:
    Chinese, Korean, Japanese, French, Spanish, Arabic, and Vietnamese, 
  2. the Definitions, which gives explanations in English.


More information about the Multilingual Glossary 

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Research Help

In addition to subject librarians (librarians who work with every department on campus), there is a Research Help Desk in Bartle Library. This desk is located in the lobby of Bartle Library, just past the Reader Services Desk, before you enter the Information Commons. It is staffed by very friendly graduate students who can help! 

Additionally, you can email the Research Help Desk and/or chat with us! 


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ELI Tutoring Center

The English Language Institute, in coordination with University Tutorial Services, has ESOL-trained tutors to assist all multilingual Binghamton University students with their English-language skills.

The ELI Tutors are available by appointment:

Appointments are held by appointment:

  • Monday through Friday between 8:00am and 3:00pm in the ELI Tutoring Center located in Old Champlain 314.
  • Monday through Friday after 4:00pm and on weekends in the College in the Woods (CIW) Library.

For more information about ELI tutoring see the ELI Tutoring Center website

Writing Center

The Writing Center provides free tutoring in college writing for all students. The excellent tutors are available Monday-Friday to assist you with any assignment from any class like:

  • essays 
  • arguments 
  • research papers
  • reports 
  • analyses 
  • editorials
  • proposals
  • abstracts and lab reports
  • critical reading
  • developing presentations
  • citing sources

Schedule your appointment online! 

For more, see the Writing Center website. 

Speaking Center

The Speaking Center supports student development and success in public speaking and oral presentation preparation and delivery, providing quality peer-to-peer consulting to all Binghamton University students seeking oral presentation assistance and critique. The center offers a unique service where students can improve their proficiency in this essential professional competency that can be applied at Binghamton and beyond.

The Speaking Center supports all levels of speakers, from novice to experienced, offering a comfortable environment with peer-to-peer support for all types of presentations and situations, including:

The center supports all aspects related to public speaking, including:

  • addressing concerns
  • practicing and polishing delivery

Decker Student Health Services Center

Decker Student Health Services Center is to promote and support student wellness through education, prevention and treatment in a caring atmosphere that respects the unique qualities of each individual.

The clinic is open every weekday from during the semester from 8 a.m.–4:45 p.m. for medical care and COVID testing of symptomatic students after they are evaluated by a medical provider. On certain holidays and between semesters, the office hours are 8 a.m.–4 p.m.

 All appointments should be scheduled on the patient portal

For more, see the Decker Student Health Services Center website.