Frequently Asked Questions


The licences for some of the e-journals provided by the Library allow instructors to upload articles into secure learning management systems such as those available through Queen's (onQ/Desire2Learn/Medtech etc.). While there may be good reason...

Yes, there is a difference. Posting something on your own website means you are making the work available world-wide. Wide distribution makes relying on fair dealing more complicated and use like this is not generally covered by any University...

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

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...

You should go through your IT Admin Rep (Information Technology Administration) or the ITServices General Office to obtain your NetID.

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

Print, Scan, Copy

New multi-functional printing and scanning devices are being installed and tested and we are working to make them available as soon as possible. Limited printing is available at all library locations. Until the new devices are available, we...

Request Materials

A subset of Springer 2019 articles will be available through a new desktop delivery system that the library is piloting. You will be guided to the delivery system directly from the article citation in our Summon library discovery system. For more...