The extensive electronic and print holdings of the Marywood University library include more than 200,000 books and bound periodicals and 40,000 distinct journal titles. The Library website, www.marywood.edu/library, is the place to begin using the Library online. It provides links to all types of information, including access to databases, electronic journals and newspapers, electronic books, research guides, research assistance, and many other types of information and services, such as the Alexander Street Press Academic Video Online.
The library provides access to over 55 subject-specific indexing/abstracting databases including PsycInfo, Business Source Elite, ArtStor, ERIC, Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature, the MLA International Bibliography and Social Work Abstracts, as well as multidisciplinary full-text databases such as EBSCOHost’s Academic Search, JSTOR, Web of Knowledge, Wiley Online Library and LEXIS-NEXIS.
The library is fully integrated into the campus voice, data, and wireless network and off-campus access is also available for most databases. Other resources available 24/7 from the webpage include: interlibrary loan, electronic reserves and reference assistance. The library loans a small number of laptops for use within the building.
Marywood University is a member of the Pennsylvania Academic Library Consortium, Inc. (PALCI), an academic library consortium with over 75 member institutions. Through PALCI’s E-ZBorrow service, the holdings of many academic libraries in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and West Virginia are easily accessible for borrowing by Marywood students. Through PALCI’s RapidILL Interlibrary loan initiative, students can have electronic articles delivered directly to their e-mail boxes, usually within a few hours of placing a request online.
The library offers numerous introductory workshops to the various databases and the online catalog. At faculty request, librarians present course-integrated information literacy sessions. Traditional reference assistance is available during regular library hours. Indepth research consultation is available upon request.