Economics: Help & Further Information

Basic economic research tools

Need Help Citing?

It is very important to document your sources on a Works Cited page (MLA) or References page (APA), depending on the style required by your instructor. 

Reference Assistance

Reference librarians are committed to assisting you with the following:

Locating appropriate resources

Developing research skills

Providing citation guidance

Assisting with library technology

Columbus Campus: Reference librarians are on duty during all hours the library is open. Reference librarians can be contacted at 614-287-2460 or by email at

Delaware Campus: Reference librarians can be contacted at 740-203-8183 or by email at

Online Writing Tutoring

Online Writing tutoring is available at Columbus State Community College through the NetTutor website. It is a free service to all students who need help at any stage of the writing process. Tutoring is offered in two ways. One way is asynchronous tutoring where students can submit essays at any time via Blackboard, and these essays will be read by a writing consultant who follows standard practices approved by the Columbus State English Faculty. Essays need to be submitted in pdf file format, and instructions are provided for how to do that. Based on needs outlined on the submission form, consultants provide feedback about the essays typically within 48 hours of the submission. Subsequently, a notification is sent when review comments regarding a submission are available.

Another way tutoring is provided is through synchronous tutoring, or an online, real-time web conference, where student and tutor are both at different computers but can chat with each other over an internet connection. In this way, they can both be looking at the paper together at the same time with the help of an interactive whiteboard tool.


Nicole Rencher's picture
Nicole Rencher
Columbus State Library
(614) 287-2460

Privacy & Confidentiality StatementLibrary Code of Conduct