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Guide for Students Enrolled in Online Courses: Getting Started with Research

Be sure you know your SU user ID and password. It is required to access online resources from off campus. If you have a problem with your SU user ID and password, contact the IT HELP DESK at 570-372-4502. See the Help Desk hours here:

If you have a problem accessing library materials from off-campus, please contact Robert Gessner at

Librarians are here to help!

2021 Summer Session Library Hours:

Monday - Friday To Be Announced
Closed Saturday and Sunday
Closed Memorial Day and Independence Day

Research Guides

Click on Research & Subject Guides at the Library homepage to access subject guides that will direct you to the best databases, books, websites, etc. in that discipline.

Citations & Bibliographies

Remember--you MUST cite the sources that you use. Within most guides there is a link to citation formats.There is a Citations and Bibliographies Research Guide that lists many different styles and examples of each. Your professor will recommend a citation style (if he or she doesn't, ask!).

Online Resources--Ebooks (full-text online)

EBook Collections

EBooks contain overviews of topics, historical context, and/or different aspects of a  topic.  You don't necessarily have to read an entire book to get the information you need.  Once you have accessed the book you can:

  • scan the table of contents,
  • browse the index,
  • or use the search box to search inside the book

Note that our EBook collections contain 2 reference collections. Use encyclopedias, dictionaries, etc., in those collections for a quick overview of a topic, plus names, places, dates to get you started.

Other Catalogs

Online Resources--Articles in magazines, scholarly journals, and newspapers

What is a scholarly article?

Created by Kimbel Library, Coastal Carolina University.


Google Scholar

You can customize Google Scholar to link to full-text in Susquehanna's databases and to our interlibrary loan forms.

Google Scholar→Settings→Library Links→type Susquehanna University, search, check boxes.  Save


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