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Welcome to the Monroe College Libraries.

Call, email, or chat with us! Or use the Research Guides for help with searching the Databases, finding Journal Articles, and using APA Format.
The Virtual Library is a great place to find Student Paper Templates, Research Guides, and high-quality sources for your research projects.

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CONTACT the Monroe College Library:

PHONE: 646-393-8333

EMAIL: library@monroecollege.edu

For the Graduate Research Center ONLY: Please use the Virtual Calendar App to schedule an appointment.
You may also email: kgs_researchcenter@monroecollege.edu or Call: 646-393-8222 or 914-740-6714 for appointments with individual tutors.

Featured Research Guides

EN-111 Resources 

This Research Guide provides presentations, sample essays, and APA 7 paper templates for the essays you're most likely to be assigned in EN-111: College Writing and Critical Analysis. We'll be adding more content as the semester progresses, so please let us know if there's anything you'd like to see added to this resource. Email us with questions or feedback.


EN-121 Resources

Do you need help with your research project for EN-121: Analytical Thinking, Writing & ResearchResources to help you through the process can be found in our new research guide. Take a look!


Quick Sheet: APA 7 Citations

QUICK HELP with APA 7 CITATIONS

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How to access the databases:

The library's databases can be accessed at any time, 24/7, by logging into MyMonroe.
Click on the Library Resources icon* Library Resources Icon MyMonroe, and then choose Databases:

 *If you don't see the Library Resources icon, call the IT Help Desk at 646-393-8290 and request to have your status changed from Member to Student.

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Click here for detailed instructions on using the databases.

Where to Look for Topic Ideas

Need some ideas for an essay topic? 

Girl Having Thoughts

 

 

 

 

 

 

Looking for an issue to write or speak about? 

Read your assignment carefully for details of required or suggested topics.


Current Events

Context-oriented Websites and Databases:


Topics in your life

What issues are directly affecting you right now?

The City: (for local issues like: education, economy, transportation, housing, justice, elections, environment, and work).

APA’s Psychology Topics (for mental health issues, e.g.: stress, personality, depression, anxiety, etc.)

National Institutes of Health (for health and medical topics, e.g.: diabetes, heart health, COVID, fitness, healthy eating, etc.)

Search Google Scholar

Google Scholar Search

Use Google Scholar to search for academic journal articles on the internet.

Great Places to Start Your Research

Credo Reference

Background information to start your research. If you need an article from an encyclopedia, or a broad introduction to help break down a general topic area, Credo is your starting point. 


For off-campus access to these and all Monroe College Library databases, log in through
My Monroe > Library Resources > Databases

 

General OneFile Topic Finder

Topic Finder breaks down ideas visually. Tiles arranged by size help you find new topics or keywords and discover new connections found in the top results.They are similar to MindMaps you might create when brainstorming a topic.


For off-campus access to these and all Monroe College Library databases, log in through
My Monroe > Library Resources > Databases

 

ProQuest Research Library  Search from a highly-respected, diversified mix of scholarly journals, professional and trade publications, and magazines covering over 150 subjects and topics.

ProQuest Research Library

Search from a highly-respected, diversified mix of scholarly journals, professional and trade publications, and magazines covering over 150 subjects and topics.


For off-campus access to these and all Monroe College Library databases, log in through
My Monroe > Library Resources > Databases

Gale Opposing Viewpoints in Context

Gale in Context: Opposing Viewpoints

This database provides information and opinions on hundreds of current social issues with continuously updated viewpoints and topic overviews. If you need a pro/con statement in favor of or against a particular social or political issue, you'll find both sides of many problems represented here.


For off-campus access to these and all Monroe College Library databases, log in through
My Monroe > Library Resources > Databases