Welcome to the library! In this research guide, you will be introduced to some research fundamentals, and you will have the opportunity to complete several short exercises to help you develop a draft research question and begin generating key terms for searching library resources. This guide covers much of the same material available in the interactive Library Research Workbook, but it also includes more detailed information about the library databases and search tools you are most likely to use in English 110.
This guide, like the Library Research Workbook, is intended to help you:
All Queens College students, staff, and faculty can access to the libraries’ electronic resources off-campus. To use databases and electronic resources while off-campus you must verify affiliation with Queens College when prompted.
Please note that the library has updated its catalogue and as such barcodes are no longer supported. However, if you are unable to login as suggested below, please complete the form:https://qc-cuny.libwizard.com/f/ElectronicResources_Access_Form and include your barcode number. We will work to resolve the issue.
In order to access library databases, resources, and your account, you may log in with your CUNY Login Credentials. Your CUNY Login credentials follow the pattern: Firstname.LastnameNN@login.cuny.edu, where “NN” is the last 2+ digits of your CUNY EMPLID. If you are a guest user, your CUNY Login account username will be the one you set in the CUNY Portal.
Please select Student/Faculty and Staff. From there you will see this page which will prompt you to login with your CUNY Credentials:
If you forgot your CUNY Login credentials and need to reset either your username or password, please visit the CUNY Login Account Service page: https://managelogin.cuny.edu/OIMSelfService/
For more information about your CUNY Login Credentials, please visit this page: https://www.cuny.edu/about/administration/offices/cis/cuny-login-faq/
If you are unable to use your CUNY Credentials and/or have any questions, please contact us via one of the listed options: