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Students Working in Interdisciplinary Groups (SWIG): Home

A guide for faculty and students working on SWIG projects


SWIG - Student Wiki Interdisciplinary Group

  QCC SWIG Webpage

Schedule a Research Consultation

We invite students, faculty and the staff of QCC to utilize our Research Consultation Service - a customized, in-depth meeting with a library faculty member in the library. Our assistance can include, but is not limited to:

  • Citation help
  • Accessing QCC Archives
  • Locating hard-to-find material
  • Developing research strategies for your topic (using databases, books and the web)
  • Locating suitable journals to publish research, and how to recognize predatory publishers


These webpages (accessed through the tabs above) aim to provide you the resources to navigate the murky waters of copyright, fair use, and media in projects for SWIG courses and beyond.

For your entertainment and education, we recommend . . .

Reading Jonathan Lethem's "The Ecstasy of Influence: A Plagiarism" from Harper's Magazine, in which every line is plagiarized. A worthy enactment of Picasso's pronouncement: "Good artists copy; great artists steal." 

Watching the video below titled, "All Creative Works are Derivative" a short film by Nina Paley designed to raise discussion about fair use and remixed works. 

Emerging Technologies Librarian

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Leslie Ward
Kurt R. Schmeller Library
Queensborough Community College
222-05 56th Avenue
Bayside, NY 11364
Office: 1-718-281-5795