General Information--How Do I.....?
Reference Desk 973-761-9437 or Ask a Librarian For help accessing or using SetonCat or any online database, getting started on research, formulating search strategies, or any research question, please contact a Librarian Subject Specialist by phone or email.
For problems with Email ID and passwords, or other technical issues, contact the Information Technology Help Desk 973-275-2222.
Did you know that most of our journals are available online through our databases? To look at the list of databases the library subscribes to:
- Go to the Library homepage
- Click on "Databases" tab on top of the search box
- Click on the Databases A-Z list
- Click on Database Subject List
GET INTO THE ONLINE DATABASES FROM HOME? Do I need special passwords?
There are two ways to access the databases: through a network connection and through a proxy server. Most databases will allow you to come in by using your SHU email user name and password. Others require a unique password. These unique passwords can be obtained online with your SHU email user name and password as well.
Special passwords page: http://academic.shu.edu/libraries/db/db_guide.htm
- Click on the library home-page link
- Click on the e-journals tab on top of the search box
- Type the journal title in the Find box
- Select your journal by title from the list (if we subscribe)
- A list of databases containing that journal will appear
- Choose a database from the list that matches the date you need.
You will have to come to the Seton Hall Library to check out books located in our collections.
You may wish to find out about library privileges closer to home. Many libraries, both public and academic, allow visitors to use books, journals and other materials in the library and/or make copies of them. Your local public library is a good place to start. You may want to inquire about visitor policies at college and university libraries in your area. Borrowing privileges may be free through local cooperative library agreements or by paying a monthly or annual fee.
Seton Hall University participates in the E-ZBorrow program offered by PALCI (Pennsylvania Academic
Library Consortium Inc.) for resource-sharing. PALCI membership includes Pennsylvania, New Jersey and West Virginia libraries. You may initiate book loan requests from your computer on campus or from a remote site.
The onsite Reciprocal Borrowing Program of VALE (Virtual Academic Library Environment), a consortium of New Jersey academic libraries, is available to Seton Hall faculty and students. Before visiting a lending library, you need a form, “VALE Reciprocal Borrowing Application”, signed by a Seton Hall librarian at the Circulation Desk. For details about these extended services, please contact the Reference Desk at (973) 761-9437.
ACCESS ELECTRONIC RESERVE?
Course reserve materials are made available electronically through the Internet to students anytime. Using the Course Reserve module of SetonCat, you can search for reserve material by the instructor's name or the course name. Detailed instructions on accessing this material is on the Distance Learning Page under How to Access e-Reserve.
OBTAIN A BOOK OR ARTICLE FROM ANOTHER LIBRARY?
Interlibrary Loan is a free service that allows you to request books and journal articles that Walsh Library does not own. This can be done by filling out an interlibrary loan form online using the 'Find It and Borrow It' tab. Even if the library owns the print version of a journal, as a distance-learning student, you may request the article as an interlibrary loan.
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