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How to use the library

How to use the library

An overview of the library, its collections, resources, and services: how to find books, articles, and reserves.

Subject guides

Subject guides

Librarian-curated guides to college-level research: best resources, databases, and strategies for specific subject areas, courses, and topics.

Citation guides (APA, MLA)

APA, MLA, & other citation guides

Writing a paper? Citing sources? Creating a bibliography? Make sure you're following a standard style!

Quick research tutorials

New to college classes or need a refresher? Our librarians have created quick tutorials on how to write papers, how to create outlines, and more.

Using computers in the library

Where can you type a paper? Where can you use the internet and do research?

See also: Printing, copying, and scanningConnecting to the internet

Interlibrary loan (ILL)
  • Graduate students can request items such as books, articles, book chapters, and dissertations that the John Jay Library does not own and that cannot be requested through CLICS or through the media department (contact the media librarian, Prof. Nancy Egan by email or at (212) 237-8269) via interlibrary loan.
  • Undergraduate students can submit requests for articles that are not available via the John Jay College Library.
RefWorks

Keep track of your resources and generate bibliographies with this easy-to-use bibliographic management program.

New York Times digital subscription

As a CUNY student, you have a complimentary digital subscription to the New York Times. Read the news on your computer & smartphone.

Glossary of library terms

What's a "call number"? Where are the "stacks"? What's so special about "special collections"? Decode library-speak here.