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Reference Questions 

Reference Questions are the best way to start your research. The Cooper Union Librarians are available to assist you in the research process, share resources, and pull materials from the non-circulating collection. 

Feel free to stop by or call the reference desk during open hours! 

Understanding Call Numbers

NA  The First letter of a Library of Congress call number indicates the general class the material falls within. The numbers that follow the letter define the subject of the material.

.C##  The "cutter" number is the next set of numbers separated by a period. The cutter numbers indicate the author or title of the material.

2022 The year of a publication follows the cutter number to indicate the edition.

Check out the Library of Congress Classification Outline to understand the organization of the subjects and subsections in the stacks. 


Writing Resources

Center for Writing

The Center for Writing is now in the Library! The Center for Writing offers support and feedback on all types of written and spoken communication for the students, staff, and faculty at The Cooper Union. You may sign up for a one-time session to work with a Writing Associate on an as-needed basis or ongoing sessions. A student enrolled in ongoing sessions meets with the same Associate at the same time every week. This allows the Writing Associate to take a long-term view of your development as a reader, writer, speaker, and thinker.

OWL - Purdue's Online Writing Lab

OWL Purdue is the classic online tool for academic writing. You can find resources for writing styles, citations, and avoiding plagiarism. 


Zotero is a free, easy-to-use tool to help you collect, organize, annotate, cite, and share research. Available for Mac, Windows, Linux, and iOS
Just need to create a quick bibliography? Try ZoteroBib.

Multidisciplinary Research Resources



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