More Student Resources

How to use the library

An overview of the library, its collections, resources, and services: how to find books, articles, and reserves.

Research guides

Librarian-curated guides to college-level research: the best resources, databases, and strategies for specific subject areas, courses, and topics.

APA, MLA, & other citation guides

Writing a paper? Citing sources? Creating a bibliography? Make sure you're following a standard style!

How do I...?

New to college classes or need a refresher? Our librarians have created quick tutorials on how to write papers, how to create outlines, and more.

Online student resources

How to use the Library if you're in an online program at John Jay

Graduate student resources

How to use the Library if you're a graduate student at John Jay.

Using computers in the Library

Where can you type a paper? Where can you use the internet and do research? See also: Printing, copying, and scanningConnecting to the internet

Interlibrary loan (ILL)
  • Graduate students can request items via ILL such as books, articles, book chapters, and dissertations that the John Jay Library does not own and that cannot be requested through CLICS.
  • Undergraduate students can submit ILL requests for articles that are not available through the John Jay Library.

Keep track of your resources and generate bibliographies with this easy-to-use bibliographic management program.

Group study rooms

We offer you four group study rooms, plus a media viewing room.

New York Times & Wall Street Journal digital subscriptions

As a CUNY student, you have a complimentary digital subscription to the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal. Read the news on your computer & smartphone.

Glossary of library terms

What's a "call number"? Where are the "stacks"? What's so special about "special collections"? Decode library-speak here.

Alumni library resources

How you can use the Library even after you graduate