Connect with a Librarian

Use the pop-up chat box on this page for research help from Queens College librarians and our network of research partners. If you don’t see the chat box, click the speech bubble icon in the lower right-hand corner of the screen. This service is available 24/7.

Prefer email? Use the Ask a Librarian form to submit a question and receive a reply from a Queens College librarian within 24 hours.

Subject Specialists

If you have a very specialized question and would like to consult with a specialist in your discipline, please use our directory to find the appropriate person. He or she will be happy to schedule an appointment to work with you. Please note that this may take longer than the other options.

Getting Started

Overview of Research & Resources
For information about the research process and an overview of how to use the resources the library offers, please see this set of tutorials. It includes information on starting your research, using the catalog and databases, citing your sources, and much more.
For Research in a Specific Subject Area
For a quick summary on research in a specific subject area, use our Subject Guides. They contain research subject guides to academic subjects like English Literature, as well as course guides for research in a particular course.
To Find Books
To find books, ebooks, media, and other material owned by the QC Libraries and other CUNY libraries, search Onesearch.
To Find Articles
To find articles on a topic, search OneSearch. OneSearch finds scholarly journal articles and popular magazines, as well as reviews, book essays, theses, and research papers. For guidance on selecting an appropriate database in your discipline, please see our Subject Guides.
To Locate a Specific Article
To locate an article when you already have the citation, your best option is to:

        • Search the Find E-Journals page, to locate the journal and whether the databases listed covers the year you are seeking. To begin, type the name of the journal or magazine into the search box. Select the database that best matches the year of publication. Then, click on the database title to be brought into its search page, where you can begin searching by any number of ways (author, title, issue number, etc).