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OneSearch allows you to search for books, articles from journals, magazines, and newspapers, streaming video and DVDs (media), or to search across all of our resources in one place.


Select a subject area from the dropdown to view a list of related databases and online resources organized by academic program.



Looking for a specific database like Academic Search Complete or JSTOR? View our Database A-Z List.

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Our Research Guides help you find resources specific to your subject area or course. Choose a subject or course name from the list below to view the guide for that topic, or view a list of all our research guides.

This list of Frequently Asked Questions can help you navigate Library resources and services. If you have a question that is not answered by our FAQ, feel free to contact us.


This guide offers tools and resources for conducting research in the field of Education. Feel free to ask me any questions!

  Christine McEvilly,

Helpful tips to get you off to a good start on your research:

  • In order to get an overview of a new or complex topic and locate terms that you can use in your research you might begin with our reference works like encyclopedias. Use OneSearch above and select reference resources, or try 


  • In order to get an overview of a new or complex topic and locate terms that you can use in your research you might begin with our reference works like encyclopedias.
    • Choose Books and then select Reference Titles.
  • Information resources provided by federal, state, and local government can be found through Websites by selecting Government Resources.    
  • Statistical data is often essential in carrying out research in education and so you might begin with the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) found in Statistics.
  • Article literature in the field can be found by selecting Subject Specific and Related Databases found in Articles. It is here that you can find among others ERIC, Education Full Text, and PsycInfo.
  •  Keeping track of your sources from the start will make the research process manageable. A tool like RefWorks found in Citing Sources can collect references and format citations.

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Check out the books available in the K-12 Texts Collection.


Need help? Ask a Librarian!

Librarians are available to guide you to appropriate resources for your research project, assist you to develop successful research strategies, and help you search print and electronic resources effectively. There are many ways to get in touch with a CSI librarian:

Chat with a librarian using the Instant Messaging window in the Ask Us! box

Call the reference desk at: 718-982-4010

E-mail your questions to

Stop by the reference desk on the first floor where a librarian is available to answer your questions from open until 2 hours before the library closes. Library users who need more in-depth or advanced assistance may schedule a research consultation with a subject librarian in their area of study.

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Library users can also refer to the Library FAQ for answers to frequently asked questions.

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