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What are the library hours?

The library is open during lunch time and for one hour after the end of the school day. You may however email a school librarian any time if you have a question. Simple, fact-based questions are usually answered within 24 hours. In addition to your name and question, tell us (if possible and relevant) when you need an answer and how you plan to use the information.

How do I access the research databases from home?

All research databases can be accessed off-campus. Please email a school librarian to obtain the login information necessary to access them.

How do I create a list of works cited for my paper?

Works cited must be in MLA style. The following web sites provide assistance formatting your list of works cited:

EasyBib. This site is especially helpful for citing not only books and articles, but also pictures, paintings, photographs, cartoons, maps, movies, email and other less common sources.

Citation Machine. This site not only helps users format their list of cited works, but also shows how to cite sources in the text of the paper.

What is EdVideo Online and how do I access it?

EdVideo Online is a password-protected multimedia resource containing over 50,000 multimedia components, including images, video, audio, podcasts and print. You need a passcode to register. Email a school librarian to get it.
Where else can I get the resources I need

Resources not available through GNYA's library may be accessed in other facilities in the New York metropolitan area. Queens Library, for example, offers a free library card to all members of the school community. The card gives access to a very large collection of resources including many online research databases. The library has over 60 branches. The Woodside branch is only a few blocks from the school and is open after school Monday through Friday. Circulating books can be reserved and renewed online, and checked in and out at your nearest library regardless of the branch where they belong. Other local public libraries have similar services.