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Library & Information Studies Research: Overview

Introduction

Start with:

  1. Select specific topic within LIS field. Choose a topic that is interesting to you and which will work within your assignment's parameters
  2. Search the topic in an encyclopedia, handbook or dictionary to gain basic understanding of the subject. A sample of suggested titles available in BRL are listed under Reference Sources

Continue with:

  1. Search for books in the CUNY Catalog and other online library catalogs listed under Books 
  2. Search library databases for articles published in journals, magazines or newspapers listed under Articles & Databases
  3. Consult Professional Organizations and Associations  or Web Resources sites for any additional information on your subject
  4. Consult the guides listed under Citation Style Manuals to correctly cite your sources

Accessing QC library resources from off campus

 Off campus access to  library's electronic resources - ebooks, articles, databases, etc. - is limited to current QC students, staff, and  faculty. Consult Connecting from home  for details

Borrowing Services

Need information about borrowing books and media in QC and CUNY? See details under Borrowing 

Need books not available  in CUNY?  See instructions for usinInterlibrary Loan Service (ILLIAD)

Need periodical articles not available here? See instructions for usinInterlibrary Loan Service (ILLIAD)

Want to borrow a laptop, or iPod? See details under Computing

Interested in borrowing other equipment, ex., Camcorders, digital cameras, iPads, etc.? See details under Multimedia

Need access to a group study room? See details under Group Study Spaces 

Reference Services

Information and research assistance is available via a variety of venues to all library users. See specific details under Ask a Librarian

Graduate School of Library and Information Studies (GSLIS) @ Queens College/ CUNY

Contact GSLIS  Department for information about the graduate program

Izabella Taler, Associate Professor