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If you know the name of the database you are looking for, choose it from the following list:


You can also view a list of databases that are best for a specific subject area:

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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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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

Our online chat service is available 24/7. If a CUNY librarian is not available, an academic librarian from one of our partner libraries will assist you. Use box on the left-hand side of this page or via the CSI Library homepage to launch a chat.

Submit a Question

Use our question submission form to email a reference librarian. Submissions are monitored Monday - Friday, 10am - 5pm.

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Get Help with a Research Project

The Library offers a consultation service open to CSI faculty, staff, or students who need assistance with in-depth research questions.

Schedule a Research Appointment

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Get answers to frequently-asked questions through our FAQ guide. The FAQ can help you navigate Library resources and services like using Library computers and borrowing or renewing books.

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