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Find a research guide by topic

These guides are designed to get you started with your research. They will show you books, subscription databases, and reliable web sites to consult for information on a particular research topic.

Research Guides

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Asian American Fiction

Some resources for doing background research on Asian American studies, history and finding literary criticism about specific authors.

Comic Books and Graphic Novels

A library research guide to help write about comics/manga. This is a work-in-progress, so please let us know if you have any suggestions.

Common Readings

Research information for investigating and exploring the annual LaGuardia Common Reading.

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Digital Humanities

Presents resources including digital archives projects, text analysis, maps, simulations, big data, and the transformation of art and humanities through the use of digital media.

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Eastern Philosophy and Religion

A library resource guide to support classes such as HUP 121 - Eastern Philosophy and Religion.

Electronic Research for Faculty and Staff

Scholarly Material From Your Office (or Living Room)

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First Year - Student Success Research Guide

This guide is for any LaGuardia student who is looking for a brief overview of the kinds of student services that are available at LaGuardia or in need of improving basic student skills, like note-taking or time management.

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Honors Conference Research Guide

Highlighting the research process, Library services, and Web based tools, this guide's purpose is to make doing research a more meaningful and less daunting academic experience for LaGuardia's Honor Conference Students.

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Japanese American Internment

A library research guide created to support English classes studying texts such as John Okada's No-No Boy.

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Latina/o Studies

Library resources to support ENG 248.7475, Latina/o Writing in the United States

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Leisure Reading

A guide to the Library's browsing and audiobook collections, plus others.

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Octavia Butler

A library research guide to support ENG103: Thesis-based and Encyclopedic Writing.

Research Guide: Biographical Resources

Books and Web sites that will help you find biographies.

Research Guide: Finding and Using Census Data

This guide will show you how to find Census data online. This is helpful for learning about your neighborhood. This guide includes videos.

Research Guide: Higher Education Literature

A guide for faculty conducting research into higher education.

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Research Guide: LaGuardia's 40th Anniversary

A guide to using historic documents to trace the history of College. Many of these documents are available via CUNY Academic Works.

Research Guide: Legal and Paralegal Research

Web sites and search strategies for legal and paralegal research here at LaGuardia.

Research Guide: New York City Neighborhood Demographics

Where to find online information about the demographics of New York neighborhoods.

Research Guide: New York Neighborhoods

How to research the City and the five boroughs.

Research Guide: Nursing Resources

A look at print and online nursing resources

Research Guide: Pre-1500 Resources

Information on African History, Aztecs, Incas, Mayas, Olmecs, and Tainos or Arawaks.

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Research Guide: Single Parents: How to Find Information

How to find information on single parenting.

Research Guide: Statistical Resources

Non-subscription web sites dealing with statistics.

Teaching #BlackLivesMatter: Race, Policing & Protest

This guide is meant to serve as a jumping-off point for students and faculty to gain a better understanding of the deaths of unarmed individuals by police officers and the protests that centered on notable cases in 2014.

Research Guide: Veterinary Technology Resources

A guide to veterinary technology web sites from non-subscription web resources.

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Zombie Research Guide

Library resource page originally created for ENG103.2692 (Fall 2014).

Research Help

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Finding a Book on the Shelf Using the Call Number

This guide shows you how to find a book on the shelf once you've found it in the catalog.

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LaGuardia Library Research Toolbar

Connect your online research to the LaGuardia and CUNY-wide catalogs.

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Plagiarism Prevention Guide

Learning what PLAGIARISM is can help you avoid it and save you from embarrassment. Learning how to do academic research and how to properly cite your sources can help you even more.

Research Help: Mobile Research Tools

Apps and mobile-optimized links to help you with your research.

Research Help: Other Libraries

A guide to finding and using other libraries in New York City (and on the Web).

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Two-Minute Videos: Video Guides to Help You Use the Library

Short video guides to help you use subscription databases like LexisNexis and JSTOR.