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Visiting Scholars & Faculty: Research

Getting Started With A Library Barcode

All scholars and visiting faculty must register for a library account at either Mortola Library in Pleasantville or Birnbaum Library in NYC. Once in the library go to the Circulation Desk and identify yourself as a "Visiting Scholar" or "Chinese Scholar" or "Visiting Faculty."  You will need to give the library staff member your local (US) address, your cell phone number and your Pace email in order to have a library account created. Please tell the staff member that you will be returning to your home country at the end of the semester and that date will be your expiration date. When your library account is complete, the staff member will give you a library barcode.  You need that (barcode) number to request books from other Pace campuses.

Ulrich's Web

The library has access to the database Ulrich’s Web.  Tenure track faculty can now obtain the most comprehensive journal coverage with the click of their mouse.  Faculty can find details about scholarly, Open Access, business and niche journals across all subject areas and find out instantly whether these journals are peer-reviewed.  Faculty who are looking for a possible list of peer-reviewed journals in a particular discipline can use Ulrich’s Web with over 300,000 journals, 900 subject areas in 200 languages. 

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 

Useful Databases

Pace Library subscribes to 203 databases and many are full-text. Databases that include peer-reviewed articles.

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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."