Brightspace is the digital learning environment for all SUNY college and universities, including Purchase College. Instructors can use Brightspace to communicate with students, post and collect assignments, take attendance, administer quizzes, share course materials, and much more. For assistance with Brightspace, please consult these Training and Support options. Contact the SUNY Online Help Desk with any questions on how to setup and use Brightspace.

Citation Lookup

Use this tool to find a specific journal article, journal or book by using its citation information (e.g. title, date, author, etc). Citation Lookup will connect you with the full text of the article if Purchase College Library has access to it or direct you to ask for the article via Interlibrary Loan

Course Guides

These guides contain resources and tips relevant to a specific course or assignment. You’ll find curated lists of resources pertaining to the course topic as well as tips to help you investigate effectively.

Help Guides

Use these guides for assistance with general library resources and tools. These guides are created to instruct you on a specific topic which should be useful no matter what major or subject you are studying.

Research by Subject

Research by Subject guides provide a curated collection of resources and information for a subject or discipline, such as biology, photography, or economics. These guides contain books, journals, films, websites, and other sources relevant to a particular area of study. There is a Research by Subject guide for every major at Purchase. 

Senior Projects, Capstone Papers, & Master’s Theses

Student projects (senior projects, senior capstones, and master’s theses) are submitted via the Student Project Portal. This guide provides step-by-step instructions, with screenshots, for both students and readers on how to find, research, and submit a Student Project. 


Zotero a free, easy-to-use tool to help you collect, organize, cite, and share your research sources.