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Relevant research materials are sometimes unavailable online or through a nearby library. In these instances the McKillop Library offers alternative methods of accessing materials. You will need your 14-digit library barcode.

Request Books from Other HELIN Libraries:You can request books from 11 academic libraries in Rhode Island and have them sent to a library near you for convenient pick-up. Typical transit time is 2 business days. You will receive a notification in your Salve email when items are ready for pick-up. You can also request videos from Salve, Wheaton and CCRI Providence.
    Pick-up Locations:
  • Butler Hospital
  • CCRI (Providence, Lincoln, Newport, Warwick)
  • Johnson & Wales University (including Harborside Providence)
  • Kent Hospital
  • Landmark Medical Center
  • Memorial Hospital
  • Pell Library (Narragansett)
  • Providence College
  • Rhode Island College
  • Rhode Island Hospital
  • Roger Williams University (and Medical Center)
  • St. Joseph Hospital
  • Wheaton College

McKillop Library Books Sent to Your Home: Because you are a Salve Regina University student we are happy to loan and ship our 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".

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.

Requesting 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.

Interlibrary Loan Books: You can request books that are not available through HELIN. Just use the Interlibrary Loan* (ILL) tab on the home page or the interlibrary loan request form for books.
  • *Only use ILL for books that are not available through HELIN libraries.
  • *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.


Online Documentaries & Videos:

Films on Demand Master Academic Collection
The collection includes thousands of full length programs in Humanities & Social Sciences, Science & Mathematics, Health & Medicine and Business & Economics. Create personal playlists, search video segments and organize videos into folders.

History Reference Center
Includes over 80 hours of historical video.

Theatre in Video
Contains more than 250 of the worldŽ s most important plays, together with more than 100 video documentaries. From the most important productions of Shakespeare to rare, in-depth footage focusing on the work of Samuel Beckett.

World History in Video
Includes critically acclaimed documentaries from filmmakers worldwide. Upon completion the collection will include more than 1,750 documentaries that offer a rich survey of human history from the earliest civilizations to the fall of the Berlin Wall.


Access to Thousands of Electronic Books (eBooks):

Read books, search the full-text of books, annotate, bookmark and highlight* all from your computer. You can even transfer eBooks to your mobile device.**

Ebook Academic Collection (EBSCOhost)
This collection of 83,000 e-texts contains a large selection of titles representing a broad range of academic subjects.

Ebrary is a growing collection of 70,000 electronic books and other documents. Included in these titles is a collection of more than 1,050 historical and geopolitical maps of academic interest.

Ebook Collection (formerly netLibrary)
Large collection of 8,000 books in A variety of topics. Credo Reference
Contains all types of reference books: dictionaries, encyclopedias, thesauri, and books of quotations, and subject-specific titles covering everything from the arts to accountancy and law to literature.

*Depending upon database features. **EBSCOhost and Ebrary eBooks only.

Sage Reference Online
E-book reference content from Sage Publishing, such as The Encyclopedia of Identity, The Encyclopedia of Research Design and The Encyclopedia of Journalism.

Humanities Ebooks
This is an online, fully searchable collection of high-quality books in the humanities, recommended and reviewed by scholars. The ACLS HEB Project includes nearly 1,400 titles selected by scholars in the humanities.

Idea Group Reference
Reference E-Access contains full-text articles and chapters regarding research, trends, technologies, and challenges in the fields of information science, technology and management.

Google Books
This is open-access with many full-text books (Hint: Use advanced search to limit to full-view).
Internet Archive
This is an open-access text archive with over one million online full-text books.


Access to Historical Newspapers:

African American Newspapers, 1827-1998
Explore African American history, culture and daily life in the 19th and 20th centuries. Coverage 1887-1998.

America's Historical Newspapers, 1690-1876
Offers 350,000 fully searchable issues from over 700 historical American newspapers. Includes coverage of the Newport Gazette, 1777; Newport Herald, 1787-1791; and Newport Mercury 1758-1866; as well as newspapers from 23 states and the District of Columbia.

Historical New York Times Access
Newspaper coverage dating back to the first issue in 1851, is available.

Music and Audio:

The Naxos Music Library is the most comprehensive collection of classical music available online. It offers the complete Naxos, Marco Polo, Da Capo catalogues, and selected titles from other labels. Most recordings come with scholarly notes which have been written by respected musicologists. NAXOS has over a million tracks, and more than 75,000 CDs. Besides classical other genres include Jazz, Blues, World and Chinese music. New releases are added monthly. Create an account to organize music into folders and create playlists.

Other online audio collections include: The Internet Archive, Oral History Online and National Jukebox.

Need more help? Ask a librarian at 401-341-2289.