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Graduate Student Research Services: Research and Services

Graduate Student Services

graduate student services

Research consultations


Jennifer Rosenstein, the Graduate Services Librarian, is available for research consultations in person and online.  Just email or call 212-346-1778 to schedule your consultation. 


Getting Started With A Library Account

Do you have a Pace Library barcode? All students should request a library barcode at either Mortola Library in Pleasantville or Birnbaum Library in NYC.   Please stop by the circulation desk in Mortola LIbrary (PLV) or Birnbaum Library (NYC) or email with your name and U number.

You need a barcode to request books from other Pace campuses and our partner libraries.

Interlibrary Loan (Ordering nonPace Books and Journal Articles)

All graduate students need to register for ILLiad.



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.

Log in to ILLiad with your Pace Portal username and password.  The first time you use the system you will need to set up a profile.  Make sure you use your Pace email address.

InterLibrary Loan FAQs

Your Graduate Services Librarian

Starting from Scratch: Best Databases

Pace Library subscribes to over 200 databases, many of which provide full-text access to peer-reviewed articles. If you're not sure which database is best for your research needs you can always ask Jennifer for a recommendation.



Environmental Science

Health Professions


Finding the full text of articles you found online

Looking for a Dissertation? ProQuest Dissertations & Theses

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.

Sometimes you can also find conference proceedings online by checking the website of the organization that sponsored the conference.

Is My Article Peer-Reviewed?

There are two ways to find out whether or not your selected journal article is peer-reviewed.  One way is via Google:
  • Note the name of the journal from the citation. 
  • Type the name "in quotes," into the regular version of Google in order to find that journal's homepage, eg "Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis."  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 it is likely not "peer reviewed."
2.If you're still not sure check the Pace database Ulrich's Webfollow these steps:
  • Note the name of journal from the citation. 
  • In Ulrich's, type in the name of the journal in the search box for example:     Nature  then click on the title and a profile of the journal will appear. 
  • If the journal is peer-reviewed (which Ulrich's calls refereed), you'll see this symbol next to the journal nameulrich's refereed icon