So much is new here at McKillop Library! New databases, a new webpage, and greater access to library materials through our new membership in the HELIN consortium. Take a minute to CHECK US OUT. Stop by or visit our website at


Tu Nov 2 11:00-11:30
W Nov 3 3:00-3:30
Thr Nov 4 11:00-11:30
M Nov 8 3:00-3:30
W Nov 10 11:00-11:30
Thr Nov 11 3:00-3:30
M Nov 15 11:00-11:30
Tu Nov 16 11:00-11:30
W Nov 17 3:00-3:30

McKillop Library Reference Staff will be providing half-hour workshops in utilizing the new HELIN Library System. Workshops will cover catalog searching, requesting books from other HELIN libraries and accessing databases from off-campus.


Not everything new is electronic. Several important printed multi-volume sets have been added to the reference collection this year.

American National Biography ( New York : Oxford University Press, 1999)
CT213 .A68 1999

The Dictionary of Art (New York : Grove, 1996)
N31 .D5 1996

The Encyclopedia Americana (Danbury, Conn : Grolier Incorporated, 1999)
AE5 .E333 1999

Macmillan Encyclopedia of Chemistry. (New York : Macmillan Reference USA, c1997)
QD4 .M33 1997

The New Encyclopaedia Britannica (Chicago : Encyclopaedia Britannica, c1998 )
AE5 .E363 1998

The Oxford English Dictionary (Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1998)
PE1625 .O87

Routledge Encyclopedia of Philosophy (London ; New York : Routledge, 1998)
B51 .R68 1998


RENT FREE! This is the opportunity to share your expertise, your interests, or your hobbies with the Salve community. The two locked display cases opposite the Circulation Desk are available for faculty or staff displays. These displays may feature small collectibles, artifacts, and memorabilia. In addition, faculty may arrange to show student work appropriate for display purposes. The library will be happy to make available a bibliography to accompany the display, if the materials lend themselves to this application.
For further information, please call ext. 2384.


12:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m
. Monday-Thursday
8:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Library hours will vary for holidays and intersessions. Call ext. OPEN (6736) for current information.


Library Main Number 341-2330
Circulation Desk 341-2291
Interlibrary Loan 341-2379
Reference Desk 341-2289
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Salve Regina University
McKillop Library
100 Ochre Point Avenue
Newport, Rhode Island 02840-4192 USA

(401) 341-2330
Fax: (401) 341-2951
Web: http://library.salve.edu

Contributors to this issue: Kathleen Boyd, Joe Foley, John Lewis, Sr. M. Mercy McAuliffe, and Cathy Rowe.

McKillop Library newsletter will be published each semester to share news from library departments about policies and procedures, the latest acquisitions, databases and technology, training sessions being offered, and other news.

Comments and suggestions may be addressed to the attention of Cathy Rowe, Editor, at the address above or by e-mail to rowec@salve.edu.



First and foremost, we would like to introduce our new Director of Library Services, Ms. Kathleen Boyd. Ms. Boyd comes to us from Boston College where she was the Associate University Librarian for Administrative and Systems Services. Ms. Boyd holds a B.A. in Psychology from Emmanuel College, M.S. in Library Science from Simmons College and M.Ed in Counseling Psychology from Boston College.


This is truly an exciting time to be at Salve. The staff have been busy over the summer planning for new services, and this promises to be a year offering many opportunities to users to improve their research skills and to gain access to an ever-expanding wealth of information.

This year the university has committed the funds for the library to become the newest member of HELIN, a cooperative network of the information resources of seven academic libraries in Rhode Island. Through a mutual resources-sharing agreement, Salve faculty, staff and students have access to the materials held at the libraries of the other institutions, and may request these online from any computer with a connection to the Internet. A series of workshops will be offered to introduce our users to HELIN services.

I am delighted to be here and look forward to meeting you. Please stop by to say hello. I welcome your comments and suggestions.

--Kathy Boyd


The McKillop Library has become a member of the Higher Education Library Information Network (HELIN). In addition to Salve Regina University, six academic libraries in Rhode Island belong to this consortium: Providence College, Rhode Island College, Roger Williams University, University of Rhode Island, Community College of Rhode Island and Johnson & Wales University. HELIN libraries share an automated library system that includes an online catalog as well as access to a number of electronic databases.

What does joining HELIN mean to you?

New databases!

  • ProQuest Research Library - for general academic research
  • ABI/Inform Global - a premier business database
  • The Providence Journal - online full text availability of this Rhode Island newspaper
  • Gale Literature Resources - for literary criticism and biographical information
Expanded catalog and ease of browsing!

Coming soon, a search of the library catalog will result in a display of the holdings of all seven consortia libraries. Ask to have the materials you need at other HELIN libraries delivered to the McKillop Library here at Salve by just a click of the "request" button . Enter your name and library barcode, and don't forget to choose the "location" to which you want them delivered. (If you live closer to one of the other HELIN libraries, you may have books sent there for you to pick up.)

Off campus access to electronic resources!

Search for that journal article from your computer at home. As long as you have a valid Salve card and an Internet connection, most of the electronic databases are available to you to search from home. Click on "Access E-Resources from Off-Campus" on the library homepage and follow the instructions. These will help you set up your computer to use the "proxy server". Then choose a database from the list on the McKillop library homepage and get to work finding articles for that research paper!


The library has switched from EBSCOhost to Bell & Howell's ProQuest as our comprehensive database providing access to articles from thousands of journals and newspapers. ProQuest combines its academic Research Library coverage with its premier business and management database, ABI/Inform, to offer access to high quality, professional materials through an easy-to-use interface. Select ProQuest to begin your search for articles on art, education, health, humanities, law, psychology, sciences and social sciences as well as coverage of information on advertising, marketing, economics, human resources, finance, taxation, computers and more. There is also information on over 60,000 companies. Many articles are full text with graphics. Here are some of the features of the new ProQuest Databases:
  • Search "all databases" and get results from a comprehensive search of all the journals and newspapers in ProQuest or
  • Choose one of fifteen subject modules to limit your search to only subject-related journals.
  • Need an article from a scholarly journal? No problem! Limit your search to peer-reviewed journals.
  • Want to search the full text of the Wall Street Journal? Couldn't have done it last year! Now just choose Research Library Newspapers
  • Is there a picture in the article you're looking for? A full image feature retrieves articles as they actually appear in the journal.
  • And you can get it all 24/7! ProQuest is available anytime, on and off campus with a valid Salve card.


The McKillop Library homepage has a new look. It permits easy access to a variety of resources. From here you may:
  • Search for materials in the library catalog,
  • Search an electronic database for journal articles
  • See a list of materials that a professor has placed on reserve for a course.
  • View subject guides that the library reference department has created to help you with research assignments.
  • Submit electronic request forms to ask a reference question online or put in a request for Interlibrary Loan of a book or a journal article from another library.
  • Log on to your e-mail or the Internet

Need help? Ask a Reference Librarian!

If you are not sure where to find something on the new web pages, give us a call!
Reference Desk ext. 2289


The library's collection of videos, audiotapes, CDs and cassettes will soon be residing on the first floor, left of the main entrance in Room 107. Anyone who has requested audio-visual materials knows how inconvenient it has been to have these resources located on the third floor in a non-accessible area to the library borrower. In this new location, borrowers will be able to browse in the open stacks, and check out materials at the Circulation Desk, only a few feet away. (The Whitaker collection of phonograph records, for the present, will remain in Room 308.)

Thanks to the generosity of the Alternative Health Center, the library now has over 200 cassettes, CDs and videos in the field of holistic health. Many of these resources feature outstanding speakers, as well as reflective musical recordings for mediation and quiet listening. These resources are presently being catalogued and will appear in the stacks very soon.

In addition to the A-V collection, two TV/VCRs are available in the new location, along with cassette, CD and laser disk players. It is hoped that this collection will be used not only for borrowing, but in the library as well.

The library staff are interested in your recommendations for additional audio-visual resources, particularly related to your coursework. Please send your recommendations to Joan Bartram, Collection Development Librarian, or use the on-line Request Form for New Library Materials found under Electronic Request Forms on the Library homepage.


The addition of the McKillop Library to the HELIN Consortium is a great boon to the faculty and students of the university. Think of it as increasing our main library collection by ten fold. Convenience services are also provided. You can request a book from another HELIN library by following the procedure listed below:
  • SEARCH for the book in the usual ways (by author, title, subject, etc.)
  • Check the status of the book. Be sure it is Available. (Anything that is Library Use Only or On Reserve does not circulate.)
  • At the book's record click on the button titled "request.".
  • TYPE in your name and library barcode number. Use all the numbers, no spaces or letters.
  • SELECT Pickup location library by clicking on the arrow in location box and scrolling down to the library where you wish to pick up the book. (It does not need to be SALVE if one of the other libraries is more convenient for you.)
  • CLICK on "Submit above information."
  • If more than one library has the book you want, you may select which library should send the book by clicking on the circle ( 0 ) before the book's location. If you do not select, the request will go to the library listed first.
  • Lastly, CLICK on "Request selected item."
Please keep in mind, however, that other institutions may charge fines for overdue material and that you, the borrower, should be aware of what the policy is from that lending institution. The patron is responsible for any late fees charged by the library which owns the book. These fines are payable to the lending institution and must either be mailed to them or paid in person.

McKillop Library is looking to go fully operational into the HELIN System by the beginning of November. Help us with our move into the HELIN database. Please return all materials to the McKillop Library that have a Nov. 1, 1999 or earlier due date on them so that they may be renewed on the new system.


Aguiar, Dalinda Library Secretary 341-2327 aguiard@salve.edu
Antone, Allen Special Collection Librarian 341-2278 antonea@salve.edu
Bagley, Christine Interlibrary Loan Librarian 341-2375 bagleyc@salve.edu
Bartram, Joan Collection Development Librarian 341-2382 bartram@salve.edu
Boyd, Kathleen Director Library Services 341-2374 boydk@salve.edu
DeMercado, Anne Reference Assistant 341-2293 demercaa@salve.edu
Foley, Joe Head of Circulation 341-2284 foleyg@salve.edu
Hester, Susan Serials Technician 341-2288 hesters@salve.edu
Kowalski, Ann Technical Services Librarian 341- 2290 kowalski@salve.edu
Lewis, John Head of Reference Services 341-2687 lewisj@salve.edu
McAuliffe, Mercy, RSM Librarian 341-2384 mercym@salve.edu
O'Brien, Sheila, RSM Archivist/Circulation Supervisor 341-2276 obriens@salve.edu
Rodgers, Alexandra Cataloging Assistant 341-2336 rodgersa@salve.edu
Rowe, Cathy Reference Librarian 341-2287 rowec@salve.edu
Saad, Christina Cataloging Asst./Circulation Supervisor 341-2172 saadc@salve.edu
Verbeek, Olga Information Systems Librarian 341-2281 verbeeko@salve.edu