Research Guidance

Reference Service

Schedule a one-on-one appointment with a librarian. A librarian will assist you with your research projects through a Webex meeting or by phone. You can also call 718-990-6727 (Queens Campus) or 718-390-4521 (Staten Island Campus) to schedule a virtual meeting. You can also schedule a meeting though making an appointment through accessing the following link:


St. John's University Libraries provide workshops in research and technology, and are free to employees and students at St. John's. Preregistration is encouraged.

Queens Library Research Workshops
Cover a broad range of topics, such as term paper research, citing sources, conducting literature reviews, and using Windows Movie Maker. 

Staten Island Library Research Workshops
Cover topics such as Internet Research, Using Campusguides, and using RefWorks. 

Queens Library and Technology Workshops
These workshops offer training on using various information technologies, such as wordpress, screencasting software, screencast-o-matic, glogster, and more. 

Other Resources

Research Survival Guide
Provides an overview of the research process, including choosing a topic, forming a thesis, finding and evaluating information, and citing information and avoiding plagiarism.

Copyright Guidelines
Provides a rudimentary introduction to US copyright law.

 Information Literacy Instruction
Faculty members may contact Instructional Services to schedule in-class library instruction.