So you're starting your MPA program and research projects loom... where to start?
A few things to get out of the way:
1. Register for your ILLiad (InterLibrary Loan) account here:
Click on and log in with your Pace username and password
Fill out the profile information, using your Pace email address
Through ILLiad you can request articles that are not available full text in Pace library databases. Articles arrive in 24-48 hours and can be downloaded through your ILLiad account.
You can learn more about ILLiad here.
2. Get a library barcode
Stop by the library Circulation desk and ask for a barcode, or email firstname.lastname@example.org with your name and U number.
Your barcode allows you to request books from other Pace campuses and our partner libraries in New York state. You also need your barcode to log in to your library account and renew books online.
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
Here is a short (18 minute) video that highlights library resources and services for PAA601 students:
Some of the MPA Capstones are available digitally, and can be accessed through the Pace Digital Commons.
To get a list of MPA Capstones search the Pace library catalog with the keyword MPA capstone. The printed MPA Capstones are kept in the Mortola Library in Pleasantville on the 2nd floor next to the staircase. You can read the theses in the library or contact Jennifer Rosenstein for special permission to check out a MPA Capstone Thesis.