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Research Help

Should you need a bit of research help, contact me, Michelle Lang, by email: mlang@pace.edu  for all your questions. Should you need one-one-one assistance, you can request a consultation and I can accommodate at either the Birnbaum Library or the Mortola Library or via SKYPE.  When emailing, please include as much information as possible about your topic and please let me know which class you are in.  I will then look over your topic carefully and suggest the best research databases for your topic.  You can also stop into either the Mortola Library in Pleasantville or the Birnbaum Library in NYC.  Here is our website: http://pace.edu/library

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

Best Nonprofit Databases

Pace Library subscribes to 207 databases and many are full-text. Databases that include peer-reviewed articles in the field of Public Administration are: 

Asst Univ. Librarian for Graduate Services

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."
 

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