How do I ...?
- Ask a librarian for assistance
- Request a one-on-one research consultation with a librarian
- Contact the library
- Access from off-campus
- Search the catalog
- Find books
- Find e-books
- Have McKillop Library books sent to you
- Find articles
- Find articles in foreign languages
- Find dissertations
- Find a research database
- Find a specific journal
- Use scan and deliver service
- Use interlibrary loan
- Find videos
- Find materials on e-reserve
- Renew library material
- View my library record
- Use RefWorks to create a bibliography
One-on-One Consultations: Librarians are happy to work closely with graduate students on their research. We offer one-on-one consultations in person, by phone, Skype, or via virtual conference software. Call us at 401-341-2289 or fill in a research consultation request today.
McKillop Library Books Sent to Your Home: If you live outside of Rhode Island, we are happy to loan and ship Salve Regina library books to you. Using the library catalog you can locate materials that are on our shelves. After locating a book you would like, simply use the interlibrary loan request form for books. Be sure to indicate that you are an Online Graduate Studies student and you would like the book shipped to your home. You may indicate this in the box marked "Maximum amount you are willing to pay for this item". Please note that our lending agreements with other libraries preclude us from sending HELIN or interlibrary loan books through the mail.
Scan and Deliver: If you need one chapter from a book or a journal article that McKillop Library only has in print, we can scan and send you a link to the material. Use the library catalog to locate materials that are on our shelves. After locating a chapter or article you would like, simply use the interlibrary loan request form for book chapter or journal article. Be sure to indicate that you are an Online Graduate Studies student. We cannot scan whole or large portions of items due to copyright; however a whole journal article is acceptable. In most cases, the article/chapter will be sent as an email attachment to your Salve e-mail.
Use interlibrary loan: To request articles: Often you will locate an article in a database or a bibliography that is not available in full-text. In such a situation you can request the article using the interlibrary loan form for articles. In most cases, the article will be sent as an email attachment to your Salve e-mail. To request books: ILL books MUST be picked-up in person and dropped off at the Salve Library. ILL books cannot be sent to other libraries for pick-up, nor can they be mailed to your address. Only use ILL for books that are not available through HELIN libraries. You can request books that are not available through HELIN if you can come to pick them up at McKillop Library. Use the Interlibrary Loan (ILL) tab on the home page or the interlibrary loan request form for books.
Foreign language articles: JSTOR is a good place to start when looking for scholarly articles in foreign languages. JSTOR is a research database that indexes and provides the full-text articles from a large collection of scholarly journals. To access JSTOR, click on Research Databases on the library webpage. Then go to "J" in the alphabetical list to find the link to JSTOR. If you are off-campus, you will be prompted to enter your name (firstname lastname) and your library barcode number. Once in JSTOR, click on Advanced Search. On the Advanced Search page, you can limit your search by language. Languages available include Dutch, French, German, Spanish, Italian, and Portuguese, although subject coverage in certain languages may be limited. Use keywords in the foreign language you choose.
Another source to check for foreign language articles is Academic Search Complete, where you can limit your search by language.
Dissertations: To find dissertations written by Salve Regina students, do a keyword search in the HELIN library catalog for Salve Regina University thesis. Copies of dissertations located in the Salve Main Collection can be found by their call number on the second and third floor of the library.
Some Salve dissertations are also available online in our digitial repository Digital Commons. Additional copies of Salve dissertations are also kept in Special Collections, which is located in the garden level of McKillop Library and requires an appointment for access.
There are several sources for finding dissertations written by students at other schools. If you are looking for a particular dissertation by title or author, you can check in the HELIN library catalog to see if a copy is available in the McKillop Library collection. If not, try a search in Google to see if the dissertation is available in full-text online. If not, you can use interlibrary loan to request it.
If you are searching for dissertations by topic, these are other sources to search:
- DART-Europe E-theses Portal
- Networked Digital Library of Theses and Dissertations (NDLTD)
- Open Thesis
- Dissertations and Theses A & I from Proquest (The majority of dissertations located through this research database will need to be requested by interlibrary loan, but please check availability in the HELIN library catalog and Google first.)