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The library website has a new Faculty Resource page which contains updated information on topics such as putting materials on online reserve, scheduling an instruction session and requesting a book purchase. The web address for this page is

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The McKillop Library is a member of the Higher Education Library Information Network (HELIN). In addition to Salve Regina University, eight other academic libraries in Rhode Island belong to this consortium: Providence College, Rhode Island College, Roger Williams University, University of Rhode Island, Brown University, Bryant College, Community College of Rhode Island, and Johnson & Wales University. HELIN libraries share an automated library system that includes an online catalog. What does HELIN mean to you? Access to over four million books with just a click! If the McKillop Library doesn't have what you are looking for and another HELIN library does, have it delivered to you at Salve with just a click of the "HELIN Request" button. Simply enter your name and library barcode and you'll have it in 2 business days!

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We subscribe to over 700 periodicals in print and provide access to thousands of electronic full-text journals. Here you will find the professional journals and newspapers to support the academic majors of the university. The library subscribes to nearly 100 online databases that contain indexes to several thousand journals and newspapers. Some of the major databases, such as EBSCOhost Academic Search Premier, JSTOR and Lexis/Nexis Academic Universe contain the full-text of many of the indexed articles. For a current list of available journal titles, please go to http:/

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If you are unable to locate the book you need at any of the HELIN libraries, or the journal article you need in the McKillop Library in print or in a database, you can order these materials through interlibrary loan. This can be done online from the library homepage. Click on "Request Interlibrary Loan" on the right hand side of the library homepage: Some interlibrary loans may take two weeks to complete.

An interlibrary loan service that is being used by some HELIN libraries is ARIEL, an innovative document transmission system. Using ARIEL, the HELIN consortium libraries are able to scan and transmit journal articles quickly and easily between libraries. As each HELIN library becomes equipped to use ARIEL, processing time for articles from journals that HELIN libraries hold will be trimmed to approximately 2-5 days. Each HELIN library has its own timetable for acquiring the scanners, software and computers to provide the ARIEL service. Look for this service to become increasingly available.

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More than 30 computers in the library are available for research. We also have laptops for loan at the Circulation Desk for in-library use. Begin at the Library homepage at You can search the journal article databases or scan the Internet for information. You can search from your office on campus just as if you were in the library. From off campus, an Internet connection and a current Salve ID card will allow you to access most of the electronic databases and request HELIN loans from wherever you are. You will be prompted for your name and library barcode when accessing databases from off-campus.

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The Library will scan your course reserve materials in order to make them available electronically to students on- or off-campus. A student can access and read assignments from any computer with Internet access and Adobe Acrobat software. The material may be downloaded or printed. Contact the Circulation Desk at 341-2230 or visit the Faculty Resource page at: for more information.

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Library Instruction is available for all Salve Regina University classes. Topics covered include Online databases and Online catalog searching as well as general library orientations and print reference instruction. Classes may be tailored to a specific assignment or area of study. Contact the Reference Department at 341-2289 if you are interested in having a librarian come to your class or in bringing your class to the Library. The library has an electronic classroom equipped with twenty computers for hands-on information literacy instruction.

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Each semester the Reference Department offers workshops that are open to faculty, staff and students. The reference librarians demonstrate search strategies for the major databases or offer an introduction to searching the Internet. This year the library has acquired RefWorks, a web-based bibliographic software program. With RefWorks users can create their own personal database by importing references from online databases. They can use these references in writing their papers and automatically format the paper and the bibliography in seconds. RefWorks will be the topic of a workshop this fall. Look for a schedule of workshops on the library homepage.

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From the library homepage use one of these online forms to contact the library with special requests. On the library homepage click on "Contact us" and select one of the following:
  • Comments and Suggestions - Let us know how we are doing.
  • Ask a Reference Librarian - Send us your questions and we will fax, e-mail, phone, or send you a reply.
  • Interlibrary Loan Request - Can't find it in our HELIN catalog? We can get it from another library.
  • Purchase Request - Suggest a book, video, CD, book on tape, magazine, or newspaper for our collection.
  • Reserve Request - Need to put material on library reserves? Use this online form.
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  • Audio/Visual materials - Over 200 new items have been purchased including DVDs and books-on-tape.
  • New Acquisitions - Keep informed of the newest books and other materials that have been acquired by the McKillop Library.
  • NetLibrary - Discover electronic books that can be checked out and read online.
  • Browsing Collection - A collection of popular books and magazines for when you want to relax.
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    Are we missing anything? We welcome your suggestions.

    And remember, there are always friendly librarians to help you find what you need!
    Call Reference at 341-2289.

    Send comments or questions to Olga Verbeek, Library Webmaster, at