Information for Graduate & CE Students

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 and HELIN books mailed to you: If you live 40+ miles away and cannot make it to campus, we are happy to mail books to you.  Items eligible for shipment are those held by McKillop Library and our HELIN partner libraries.

To request mailing, please search for the material you need in our Online Catalog, place a HOLD for the item and let us know in the notes field that you want the book mailed to you, and lastly email to confirm receipt of your request and confirm your mailing address.  Please note that HELIN items will take longer as we await their arrival to McKillop Library for mailing.

Mailing Terms and Conditions:

Interlibrary Loan items not owned by McKillop Library or HELIN are ineligible for mailing and must be picked up in-person at McKillop Library. 

Unfortunately, we cannot mail material outside of the USA unless you are stationed at a US Military base with an APO or FPO.  The borrower is responsible for all items from the time they leave McKillop Library to the time they are received back at McKillop Library. The borrower is responsible for return postage.  Postage to you is covered by McKillop Library but is deducted from your interlibrary loan allowance.  Allowances are based on a 6-month cycle of January-June, July-December and do not carry-over.  PhD Candidates: $100, Graduate and Undergraduate: $75.

Interlibrary loan: Distance learners may only use interlibrary loan to request scans from books or journal articles.  Physical materials must be picked up in-person at McKillop Library.  Please visit our Interlibrary Loan page for additional information on policies and instructions.   

Scan and Deliver: If you need one chapter from a book or a journal article from McKillop Library’s print collection, we can scan the material for you. Simply use the Interlibrary Loan Article/Chapter Request Form.  We cannot scan whole or large portions of items due to copyright; however, one chapter of a book or a whole journal article is acceptable.


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 (or any other database), click on the Databases button from 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 Salve username (firstname.lastname) and your Salve password (same one you use to access Salve email). 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.


To find dissertations written by Salve Regina students, do a keyword search in the 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 digital 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 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. Otherwise, you can use interlibrary loan to request it.

If you are searching for dissertations by topic, these are other sources to search:


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