Welcome to Queen's!
As a new student there are 4 things you need to know now:
As an undergraduate student at Queen's you may be expected to find resources such as journal articles, books as well as primary sources to help you with your assignments. There are a number of information sources available to help you with this.
To get started, refer to your module handbook or reading list provided by your tutor. This will provide details of all the essential and additional material you need to read for your assignments. Much of this material may be available to you on Canvas, but in some cases you may be expected to find them yourself using the Library at Queen's. This guide will get you started finding books, book chapter and journal articles.
If you would like a refresher on academic expectations and working with scholarly material at university the best place to start is with our short Transition Skills online course. This will outline what is expected of you at university.
A number of protective measures have been put in place to ensure your health and safety in line with public health guidance on physical distancing, hygiene and controlling the potential spread of Covid-19.
You can find up to date information on the Library webpage by clicking on the Covid-19 Safety and Service Availability Link
The Library aims to stock copies of all books specified on reading lists. To find books, go to the Library website and use Library Catalogue to search for a specific book title, or type in a topic to view all books in the Library about that topic.
Alongside the journal articles available to you via Canvas. you can also find articles by going to the Library website and clicking on the Article Search tab. Type in a topic (or a specific article title), and click Search.
Article Search will look in all the journals subscribed to by the Library, and display a list of articles relevant to your topic. Read, and download, an article by clicking on the link that appears underneath the article details, and following the links through to the relevant publisher's website, logging in with your student number and password if prompted to do so. Most articles will be available for you to print or save in PDF format.
If you want to search within one specific journal, rather than across all the journals subscribed to by the Library, go to the Library website and click on the E-Journals A-Z link. In the E-Journals A-Z, search for the journal you need. If the Library subscribes to the journal, it will appear in the list of results. To access the journal website, click the Full Text Access link that appears underneath the journal details. You can then search the journal website for articles on your topic, or browse the list of all available issues to find a specific article