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Center for Worker Education Library

City College Downtown Satellite Campus

Graduate Class 2024

Spring 2024 

Library Room 7-28 | 212-925-6625 | Ext. 228
Library Open for Study/Research
Mon-Fri 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM
 Sat         9:00 AM to 4:30 PM
In Person Staffed Hours

Mon-Fri 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
 Sat         9:00 AM to 4:30 PM

Online Staffed Hours
Mon-Fri 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM
Sat         9:00 AM to 4:30 PM

(1) You have access to 20 Mac laptops for full-semester loans – 10 left - email me
(2) You have access to 500,000 full text scholarly articles 
(3) You have access to 700,000 e-books

(4) You have 1000 pages of free printing in the library and computer lab
(5) You can access one-on-one research consultations with me in person or via Zoom

(6) You have free subscription to the digital version of the NYT

(7) You have free subscription to the digital version of the Wall Street Journal

(8) You can access all the databases and articles from home

(1) Search our library catalog for books, e-books, videos and articles | start here

(2) Research Toolkit

(3) Access Articles via Databases

(4) Access E-book Collections

(5) Access the most popular database directly Academic Search Complete (use Turbo version)

IMPORTANT: Scholarly (Peer Reviewed) Articles versus Popular Articles

Most teachers require you to find and use articles for your papers that are deemed authoritative. This means

  • Articles are not from newspapers or magazines or random internet sources
  • Your teacher wants articles from academic journals
  • These articles are called scholarly articles or peer-reviewed articles
  • They have an abstract, citations/references and written by experts
  • The scholarly articles have been vetted by the peer-reviewed process
  • When authors submit a papers to a journal it's sent out blindly to a team of reviewers who
    are experts in the same area of study (peers of the authors)
  • The reviewers sent a report back to the journal to say accept, reject or suggest edits
  • As outlined above we have access to these type of articles through the library catalog page
  • Caution | Retraction Watch 46,000 | 400 COVID

LIBRARY RESOURCES - 3 | Finding Articles - Option 1

Use OneSearch to find books, e-books, journal articles - see below

For OneSearch you need your CUNY username and password (same as CUNYFirst)

Finding Articles - Option 2 Choose ‘Databases’.

For Databases you need your Citymail username and password

Scholarly Versus Popular Articles
How to use OneSearch

How to use Academic Search Complete

All Library Tutorial Videos

LIBRARY RESOURCES – 5 | Some Specific Subject-Area Databases

Language & Literature

Public Health

Free Inter Library Loan - delivered electronically - for full text articles and e-chapters not at CUNY
CLICS - You can Order Book to be Delivered to any CUNY Library (except CWE - this will be available soon)
Citation Styles and Citation Management (RefWorks & Zotero)

Enhanced Academic Search Complete
Creating Folders to save Results and Searches
Find it!


Séamus Scanlon
Librarian, Center for Worker Education (CWE)
City College Downtown, Cunard Building
25 Broadway, 7-28, New York, NY 10004
e: | p: (212) 925-6625 | Ext. 228