Cochrane Library

Cochrane Library (ISSN 1465-1858) is a collection of databases that contain different types of high-quality, independent evidence to inform healthcare decision-making.

Queens College Library provides access to:

  1. Cochrane Library
  2. Cochrane Clinical Answers
  3. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
  4. The Cochrane Central Registrar of Controlled Trials Database

Cochrane Library is available via the following portals:

Please note that you will be prompted to sign into the Queens College Library’s proxy to access content. You may sign into the proxy using your CUNYCredentials, the same that you use for Blackboard. The following FAQ provides more information on how to sign into proxy. 

Access is valid from May 17th, 2021 through December 31st, 2021. Users are advised to complete the Electronic Resources Access Form or email us at, technicalservices@qc-cuny.libanswers.com should they encounter any issues. 

New Subscription: Digital Theatre +

Digital Theatre + is one of the world’s leading platforms for the performing arts. The platform founded in 2009 provides unlimited access to over 1000+ full-length productions and educational resources. Educational resources include study guides, essays, research materials, performance studies, workshop programmes, and interviews. 

Digital Theatre + is now the home of the Broadway HD collection which was formerly availabsle via AVON. 

For more information on accessing Digital Theatre+, please browse our beginners starter package. 

Digital Theatre+ is available via the following portals:

Please note that you will be prompted to sign into the Queens College Library’s proxy to access the content. You may sign into the proxy using your CUNYCredentials, the same that you use for Blackboard. The FAQ provides more information on how to sign into the proxy. 

Access is valid from May 10th, 2021, through June 30th, 2022. Users are advised to complete the Electronic Resources Access Form or email us at, technicalservices@qc-cuny.libanswers.com should they encounter any issues. 

New Subscription: JoVE | Education Biology

The Queens College Library is pleased to announce its new subscription to JoVE | Education Biology. The Journal of Visualized Experiments (JoVE) is a leader in publishing quality science videos with a focus on promoting scientific research and education. The JoVE | Education Biology subscription includes access to the following:

  • JoVE Core | Biology: This section has over 300 concise and easy-to-understand animated video lessons that explain key concepts in biology, plus more than 150 scientist-in-action videos that show actual research experiments conducted in today’s laboratories.
  • JoVE Core | Molecular Biology: Showcases the molecular processes of the cell through clear and concise animated video lessons. Additionally, in scientist-in-action videos, these concepts’ application is demonstrated through real experiments in modern laboratories.
  • JoVE Lab Manual Biology: Comprehensive, curriculum-focused videos for both instructors and students in introductory biology lab courses.
  • JoVE Science Education | Basic Biology: Basic Biology is a streaming video database that focuses on basic biology topics specifically related to laboratory techniques and methods.
  • JoVE Science Education | Advanced Biology: Advanced Biology contains videos for the teaching of a variety of topics in advanced biology, including neuroscience, developmental biology, genetics, cell biology, immunology and microbiology.

JoVE resources are accessible via the following portals:

Please note that you will be prompted to sign in to the library’s proxy to access the content. You may sign into the proxy using your CUNY Credentials, the same that you use for Blackboard. The following FAQ provides more information on how to sign into the proxy. 

Access is valid from May 1st 2021, through May 31st 2022. Users are advised to complete the Electronic Resources Access Form or email us at, technicalservices@qc-cuny.libanswers.com should they encounter any issues. 

Celebrating Diversity: Double Feature!

Welcome to Celebrating Diversity, a library newsletter series showcasing books and resources that tell the stories of the many cultural and ethnic groups that call Queens home. Whether you are preparing an academic assignment or looking for your next great read, we hope you find inspiration in the history and culture of our colleagues, friends, and neighbors in “The World’s Borough.”

May is both Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month and Jewish American Heritage Month. Professors Q. Joan Xu and Izabella Taler, our expert subject librarians in these areas, are kicking off this series with featured ebooks and other resources from their Research Guides.

Access to ebooks and most other featured resources requires a valid QCard: please contact us if you have any issues logging in.

Asian/Pacific American and Jewish American Heritage Month

Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month was first declared in 1978. The month of May was chosen to commemorate the immigration of the first Japanese to the United States on May 7, 1843, and to mark the anniversary of the completion of the transcontinental railroad on May 10, 1869. The majority of the workers who laid the tracks were Chinese immigrants (https://asianpacificheritage.gov/).

Jewish American Heritage Month’s history is more recent, as it was declared by President George W. Bush in 2006.

Two ebooks examine the intersections of Asian American and Jewish American experiences and are highly recommended:

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Modeling Citizenship by Cathy Schlund-Vials
ISBN: 9781439903179
Publication Date: 2011-04-23

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JewAsian by Helen Kiyong Kim; Noah Samuel Leavitt
ISBN: 9780803285651
Publication Date: 2016-07-01

Asian/pacific American heritage Resources

Professor Xu’s Asian Studies Research Guide has a comprehensive array of ebooks and websites. Here are some highlights:

Featured Websites

Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month: this guide, produced by the National Park Service, Library of Congress, and other federal partners, has extensive history and heritage information, and a special portal for educators.

APA Heritage: San Francisco’s official celebration site lets you virtually explore Asian food, literature, films, museums, and performances.

Featured ebooks
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The Color of Success by Ellen D. Wu
ISBN: 9780691168029
Publication Date: 2015-12-29

The Color of Success tells of the astonishing transformation of Asians in the United States from the “yellow peril” to “model minorities”–peoples distinct from the white majority but lauded as well-assimilated, upwardly mobile, and exemplars of traditional family values–in the middle decades of the twentieth century

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Negotiating Tradition, Becoming American by Rifat Anjum Salam
ISBN: 9781593326203
Publication Date: 2013-12-01

Salam examines how second generation South Asian Americans assimilate by analyzing their family experiences, their structural circumstances and their adult life choice through the lens of arranged marriage.

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Scent of Apples by Bienvenido N. Santos; Jessica Hagedorn (Foreword by); Allan Punzalan Isaac (Introduction by)
ISBN: 9780295995113
Publication Date: 2015-09-01

This collection of sixteen stories brings the work of a distinguished Filipino writer to an American audience.

Jewish American heritage Resources

Research Services Librarian Izabella Taler, liaison for Jewish Studies, presents highlights from the Jewish Studies Research Guide.

Featured E-Resources and Websites

The Association of Jewish Libraries leads one to extensive information related to Jewish Americans.

Jewish Review of Books includes much more than just reviews. It also offers articles about “religion, literature, culture, and politics, as well as fiction, poetry, and the arts.”

Ethnic NewsWatch is another great resource-you will find articles published in journals and newspapers including  American Jewish History, Jerusalem Post, Jewish Chronicle, and Jewish Film & New Media.

Featured ebooks

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American Jewish History by Gary Phillip Zola (Editor); Marc Dollinger (Editor)
ISBN: 9781611685091
Publication Date: 2014-11-04

Recommended for an overview of the American Jewish historical experience, and for students looking for primary source materials.

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New York’s Yiddish Theater by Edna Nahson (Editor); Museum of the City of New York Staff
ISBN: 9780231176705
Publication Date: 2016-03-08

Explore the historic role of American Jews in the entertainment industry. An excellent source for students interested in performing arts, New York City history, and the evolution of theater.

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Typically Jewish by Nancy Kalikow Maxwell
ISBN: 9780827613027
Publication Date: 2019-03-01

A humorous romp through Jewish American culture and history, organized into chapters like “Worrying,” “Kvelling,” “Dying,” and “Noshing.”