What is a RAP?


RAP stands for Research Assistance Program. A RAP is an individual or group consultation with a librarian to help you find the information you need using Clarkson College Library’s resources.

These sessions can easily be scheduled online from our website. Students may select online or in-person sessions. RAP sessions can be scheduled using this link

Online sessions are held using Zoom.  In-person sessions are held on campus in the library.  

We can help you choose the right database to search, select appropriate keywords and subjects, refine your search results, evaluate your sources and obtain full text articles.

  • Library webpage overview
  • Resources and services overview
    • What is a database?
    • Journals A-Z
    • Interlibrary loan services
    • FAQ Database
  • Search techniques & strategies
    • Personal EBSCO account/Creating Folders
    • Choosing a database
    • Search strategies
    • Limiters
    • Accessing full text

You will receive a confirmation email after booking your RAP. That confirmation will also include a link for an online Zoom meeting, and also a link to cancel your RAP if needed.

If there are no preferred times available in the online calendar booking system, students can reach out to the librarians and schedule accordingly.


  • Last Updated Jan 03, 2024
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  • Answered By Anne Heimann

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