Faculty Services

Teaching

  • Course Reserves
    Faculty may place course-related materials on reserve at the library. To place materials on reserve, complete a Course Reserve Request form or contact the Circulation Desk at 718.982.4011.
  • Library Faculty/Teaching Faculty Liaisons
    Listing of library faculty and teaching faculty liaisons by department.
  • Library Instruction
    The library offers instruction on effective use of its catalogs, databases, and on strategies to improve student information literacy. To request a library instruction session, please contact Prof. Amy Stempler at 718.982.3917 or amy.stempler@csi.cuny.edu.
  • Media Services
    Audio-visual materials and equipment are available for classroom use. For help selecting appropriate materials and/or scheduling media services for your class, contact Mark Lewental at 718.982.4013 or mark.lewental@csi.cuny.edu.
  • Course Guides
    Librarians can create subject or course-specific resource guides for your students. These guides are a helpful way of pointing your students to appropriate sources from the library and the open web. You can browse a list of our current subject guides or course guides, or contact your liaison librarian to collaborate on creating a custom guide for your class or subject area.

Research

  • Research Resources
    – Books » Library Catalog | WorldCat
    – Articles » Database List
    – Journals » Journal Search | Browse Journals by Subject or Title
    – Other Resources » RefWorks (Citation Manager) | LibGuides (Research Guides)
  • Academic Works
    CUNY Academic Works is a service of the CUNY Libraries dedicated to collecting and providing access to the research, scholarship and creative work of the City University of New York. In service to CUNY’s mission as a public university, content in Academic Works is freely available to all.
  • Evaluating Journals
    An informational guide for evaluating journal rankings, impact factor, and acceptance rates for academic journals.
  • Finding Funding
    CUNY subscribes to the Pivot database (formally called COS, Community of Sciences). Pivot is the most comprehensive source of funding information available on the Web. You can search for grant opportunities and sign up for email alerts when funding is available in your research area.
  • Library Materials Request Form
    Faculty members may suggest books, journals, and audio-visual materials for library purchase by completing the Library Materials Request Form. If you have questions about library acquisitions, please contact Prof. Kerry Falloon at 718.982.4025 or kerry.falloon@csi.cuny.edu. (The Acquisitions Unit can also be contacted at 718-982-4026 or 4078.) To suggest subscriptions to databases and electronic resources, please contact the library liaison for your department.
  • Interlibrary Loan
    Interlibrary loan services are provided to CSI faculty, staff, and students who need materials not held by the CUNY Libraries. Contact Prof. Andrew Leykam at 718.982.4076 or ill@mail.csi.cuny.edu.
  • Off-Campus Access to Library Resources
    Library databases and electronic resources are accessible from off-campus via the campus proxy. To login to the campus proxy enter your CSI faculty email username and password.
  • Reference Services
    Librarians can assist you to locate books, articles, and other materials for your courses and/or research. For assistance locating materials, contact Prof. Rebecca Adler Schiff at 718.982.4064 or rebecca.adlerschiff@csi.cuny.edu. Faculty may also contact the library liaison for the their department.
  • Services for Persons with Disabilities
    Information about assistive services and technology for persons with disabilities. For more information, contact Prof. Rebecca Adler Schiff at 718.982.4064 or rebecca.adlerschiff@csi.cuny.edu.