Frequently Asked Questions

Copyright

The Queen's University Library contracts with a variety of vendors and publishers to provide users with thousands of electronic resources (databases, e-journals, e-books, etc.) costing millions of dollars per year.

In addition to paying...

The Library has articles electronically transmitted to it from other libraries, and the current practice is that the Library then makes the articles available to the requestor in print. The Ontario university libraries (OCUL) are now exploring...

You can put the following items on course reserve in the library without requesting permission from a copyright holder.

Original works Personal materials of instructors, for which they own the copyright (e.g. assignment questions/solutions...

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.

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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.

Print, Scan, Copy

Each campus library has at least one scanner for public use.