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Graduate Student Research Services

Graduate Student Services

graduate student services

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.

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?

Google can help you find if a journal article is peer-reviewed.  
  • 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."