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Research Techniques for Undergraduate Research

This guide includes content from the library workshops "Advanced Research Techniques Honors & Emerging Scholars" and additional support content.


Off Campus Access

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Use your CUNYFirst credentials to access electronic library resources off-campus.
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Blocks on your library account will prevent off-campus access to databases. 

For help with your CUNYFirst account, contact the City Tech Helpdesk.

Find Articles

To find articles in the library databases, visit the library's website: You can find articles two ways:

  • Select Articles from the Everything drop-down menu (see the search box below). Narrow your search:
    • Use the options under Show Only (navigation elements on the left side of the page) to limit your search by type of material, subject, and more
    • Use the date slider
    • Limit your search to peer-reviewed articles
  • Library databases cover many topics. To see a list of databases by subject or department, go to Start Your Research > Find Articles and browse the Find by Subject list or the alphabetical list:
  • Many databases allow you to limit your search to peer-reviewed articles

Using FindIt

Use the FIND IT button to find full text. If there is no full text, it will prompt you to use Interlibrary Loan.

Interlibrary Loan

If a specific article is not available via the library's databases, you can use Interlibrary Loan to request it be sent electronically.

Sign-up here!

Once you have an account, you can use the FindIt! button to push the result from a library database or Google Scholar to your Interlibrary Loan account for one-click requesting for articles.