Frequently Asked Questions


Yes! Videos can be played in your class under the following conditions:

the video is being shown for educational purposes, on Queen's campus, for an audience made up primarily of students. the video is not an infringing copy or you have no...

Yes! The Copyright Act allows you to play a sound recording or live radio broadcasts in class as long as it is for educational purposes, not for profit, on University premises, before an audience consisting primarily of students. However, if you...

Yes. You can photocopy and hand out copyrighted works as long as they fall within the guidelines listed in the Queen's Fair Dealing policy. If you want to hand out material that is in excess of these guidelines use the Copyright Advisory Office ...

Generally, you may include other people’s works in your classroom presentations without having to get permission or pay a fee provided there’s no commercial version available. Under the educational exemption in the Copyright Act, you may make...

Course Reserves

The Library offers a reserve service. If you would like to learn more about this service, please contact either:

The library staff at the appropriate circulation desk; or The subject liaison librarian assigned to your department.


Course Reserves are listed in the library catalogue: Course Reserves for Students.

Databases, Journals, Articles

Get It @ Queen's helps you locate full-text versions of articles, books, and other library resources. It links citations (in research databases, on the web) to full-text articles, the Library Catalogue, or other related Library services.

If you experience difficulties accessing a research database:

Consult our Connect from Off-Campus information page If you have problems with your NetID or password: ITS NetID Help If you have problems accessing a specific database: Ask Us

While on campus, access to Queen's resources is available to all users. Off-campus, access to Queen's resources is available to users who configure their Google Scholar Preferences as follows:

In Google Scholar, select Settings icon Select...

Getting Started

The Queen's Learning Commons Assignment Calculator is an online tool which plots a strategy to help you get your assignment completed and handed in on time.