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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.
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

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