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Looking for a Pace DPS in Computing Dissertation?

To access the Seidenberg DPS in Computing Dissertations, please follow this link:

The password is: digitalthesis


Dissertation, Thesis or Capstone Report Guidance & Consultation

Upon confirmation of your dissertation, thesis or capstone report,  you may contact Michelle Lang, by email:  to schedule a one-on-one research consultation.  

PLEASE use your PACE EMAIL and include: your name, research topic and research statement, any keywords that you think might be helpful as well as a date range, particular population you wish to study and geographic specifics if applicable.  I will then look over your topic carefully considering all Pace databases and available information and then I will contact you for a sit down consultation. 

The CONSULTATION usually runs about an hour depending on your topic. It is during this time that I will go over all the relevant information and guide you to and through the best research tools available.  I will demo several databases and answer any questions you might have about your topic and the research process.

Interlibrary Loan (Ordering nonPace Books and Journal Articles)

ILLiad  is the library’s interlibrary 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 interlibrary loan page. If you are "new" to interlibrary loan, you will need to create an account and the form will ask for your Library Barcode Number.

If you need a barcode lookup, contact me:  and I will email it to you.

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 


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:

Starting from Scratch: Best Databases

Pace Library subscribes to 210 databases and many are full-text. Select databases that include peer-reviewed articles: 

Asst Univ. Librarian for Graduate Services

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Michelle Lang
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

KNOWING if a journal found in Google Scholar is peer reviewed?

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."

Looking for Conference Proceedings?

When looking for the full-text of conference proceedings, begin at the Pace Library homepage:

Click on "Journal Title" tab above the search box and type in the conference you are looking for.  After clicking "search" you should get a list of databases that index your conference and if nothing appears you can try Google Scholar and if that does not work you can request an inter-library loan.