ICSM Research Guide

About the Library

What Do You Need?

  • Ithaca College ID Card – Use to check out materials (books, scores, multimedia, laptops, etc.)
  • Ithaca College Netpass Info (email) – Use for signing into computers and online materials

How Long Can You Keep Something You Get from the Library?

  • Books and Scores: 1 semester (can renew twice)
  • Audio and Video: 7 days (can renew twice)

Special materials may have different borrowing times—check the full list here.

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Ask a Librarian

Brainstorming and Searching Exercise

  • Each group must decide on a research topic. It can go in whatever direction your group wishes to explore.
  • Use the white boards or paper to brainstorm and generate new ideas.
  • Try to think about ideas and issues that are related to your topic. This process will help you to zero in on your research topic, and the ideas you come up with can be used as keywords to search in your database.

Database Searching Exercise pdf 


Selected Databases

Searching Argos will retrieve different types of library materials as it integrates many library resources into one interface.

EBSCO Research Library
The EBSCO Research Library searches across nearly 40 EBSCO databases.

Academic Search Premier
A database that covers many areas of academic study.

Provides full-text articles and books in science, math, education, communications, economics and more.

Contains aggregated statistical information, and often includes infographics. It's very easy to use!

Opposing Viewpoints in Context
A full-text database covering controversial topics presented in a variety of formats.

Research Help

Contact your librarian
Email: reference@ithaca.edu
Phone: 607-274-3890
Text us at 607-216-8513

Your Library Accounts

Your IC Library Account

  • Login in with ID information
  • See what you have on your account
  • Renew items online

Your Interlibrary Loan (ILL) Account

  • Get materials from other libraries
  • ILL is free
  • ILL will take time

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