Scholarly Communication

reference books

Consult a Librarian! 

A reference librarian is available anytime the library is open. Check our current hours on the right-hand side of all our pages and feel free to visit the Reference Desk (located across from the Circulation Desk on the first floor of the library). If you are not on campus and need research assistance, you can call a librarian (212-774-4808) or virtually ask them a question via Ask-a-Librarian.  We can answer questions by email. We also set up appointments via Zoom. 

Digital resources are also accessible outside of the library via the library’s databases and e-journals page. You will need your current network login and password for off-campus access.



If you would like a librarian to come your class to explain how to access library resources, please email Mary Brown at

Marymount Manhattan College’s Center for Teaching Innovation and Excellence (C-TIE) can help your scholarship improve your work as a teacher and mentor. For programs and services, see the C-TIE website.

If you are interested in using Open Educational Resources (OER) or in publishing in an OER venue, visit our webpage on OER.    


To DIY :

To maximize your search through our catalog and databases, and then filter your results to meet your needs, see our webpage on our new Google-like search tool, Quick Search

To focus your research search on books and ebooks use our catalog.

To identify the specific database that suits your needs, visit our database-by-subject page 

Not searching for a subject? Here’s a handy list of the kinds of materials you will find in various databases:


Images  ARTstor

Peer-reviewed/Scholarly articles


Poetry Columbia Granger World of Poetry Online
Pros and Cons of hot topics  CQ Researcher

Digital Content: New York Times MMC Subscription

Gale Virtual Reference Library 

New York Times 

Gale Virtual Reference Library (Multidisciplinary searchable electronic book collection of encyclopedias, handbooks, and guides, covering academic disciplines such as gender studies, business, law, and the environment)

 Data that is Nonpartisan

Pew Research CenterUN Data, The World Bank, Politifact,  ProPublica, and  Municipal Archives