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Greetings!

I am Michelle Lang, the Asst Univ. Librarian for Graduate Services at Pace University and I serve our graduate students and scholars working towards master's and doctoral degrees.  I have been a librarian for 30 years helping international students  just like you.  While my specialties are Public Administration, Computer Science, Business, Education and Mental Health & Counseling, I am interested in many subjects and I have expertise in numerous disciplines.  Please feel free to contact me for all your research needs.

Getting Started With A Library Barcode

All students must register for a library account at either Birnbaum Library in NYC or Mortola Library in Pleasantville. Once in the library go to the Circulation Desk and identify yourself as a Pace student. You will need to give the library staff member your local (US) address, your cell phone number and your Pace email in order to have a library account created. When your library account is compete, the staff member will give you a library barcode.  You will need that (barcode) number to checkout books or to initiate an inter-library loan.

Inter-Library Loan (Ordering nonPace Books and Journal Articles)

ILLiad  is the library’s inter-library loan tool that allows you to request books, articles, dissertations or conference proceedings that Pace Library does not own from libraries all over the United States. Follow the link below to go to the inter-library loan page.

Proper APA Citations . . . how to?

Creating proper APA citations can be challenging.  Two sources can help make it easier.  1) Google Scholar - Pop your citation into Google Scholar, then . . . to grab a citation click on the Cite link below a search result and select from the available citation styles. Always double check to make sure formatting is correct by running your citation through another great source:  2) Son of Citation Machine 

Tutorials

Below are some quick tutorials that will aid you in your research, whether you are looking for scholarly articles, or a book or a dissertation or maybe a New York Times article . . . HELP is only a few clicks away.  There is also a brief tutorial on searching GOOGLE Scholar.   

You can also access many other “how to . . .”  Pace Video Tutorials by going to the following page: http://libguides.pace.edu/videos

Useful Databases

Pace Library subscribes to 203 databases and many are full-text. Databases that include peer-reviewed articles.

Asst Univ. Librarian for Graduate Services

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Michelle Lang
Contact:
Michelle Lang
Asst Univ. Librarian for Graduate Services
Pace University
Mortola Library, 2nd Floor, Pleasantville, NY
Birnbaum Library, 1st Floor, New York, NY
(212) 346-1778 rings at both offices

Looking for a Dissertation? ProQuest Dissertations & Theses

Google Scholar and Peer-Reviewed Articles

The best way to know if a journal found in Google Scholar is peer reviewed is to follow these steps:
1. Note the name of the journal from the citation.  2. Type the name "in quotes," into the regular version of Google in order to find that journal's homepage.  TIP: Journals typically state the fact that they are "peer reviewed" (also known as “refereed” or “juried” or "blind reviewed."  If, in the description, none of those words are used then you can be sure it is not "peer reviewed."