Skip to main content
It looks like you're using Internet Explorer 11 or older. This website works best with modern browsers such as the latest versions of Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and Edge. If you continue with this browser, you may see unexpected results.

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.
HELP DESK SUMMER HOURS:  Monday-Friday   7:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

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

Librarians are here to help!

Summer Session Library Hours:

Monday - Friday  8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Closed Saturday and Sunday
Closed Memorial Day and Independence Day

If you need help with your research and/or how to use the online resources and services, give a shout out to a Librarian. Click the file below to download a list of Librarians and their email addresses or call 570-372-4319 and you will be referred to a Librarian who can assist you.

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

Get Started with Credo InfoLit