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University books and materials are housed in the Automated Storage and Retrieval System.

Place a hold via the Online Catalog to request a book.

Study Rooms

Learning Commons Group Study Rooms are for use by Marywood students with reservation or by drop-in.

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Get Help Online by chatting with a Marywood Librarian Monday thru Friday from 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM. A librarian is online when the chat icon appears GREEN on the Library Website. Just click to ask your question!

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Research Help

Are you looking for more in-depth guidance? Would you like to avoid waiting for drop-in help? Schedule an appointment to meet with us online via Zoom OR meet in-person at the Library.

  • In-person appointments will be held between 9am and 5pm
  • Hours for Zoom appointments are flexible

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Your library-related questions can be answered right here. If your question hasn't been asked yet, submit it to the FAQ. 


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Student Library Resources

Marywood Patrons:

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Community Members:

Login with your barcode and PIN. If you have not used our catalog since prior to June 6, 2016 contact Circulation at the number below to get your PIN reset.

If you have trouble logging in, contact Circulation at the Knowledge Bar 570-961-4707.

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A healthy bibliography or reference list shows that you've done a solid research job. Compiling a bibliography will help you:

  • learn about your topic
  • discover the experts and important writings in your field;
  • and will direct your readers who want to learn more about
    your topic to other resources.

The following links will take you directly to pages of sample citations for the style indicated.

Copyright & Fair Use of Information is a plagiarism detection service available to the faculty at Marywood University. Students submit their papers electronically, and then Turnitin compares the content of those papers to over a billion other papers and documents. Whenever similarities between a student's paper and an existing document are found, Turnitin highlights those similarities, providing the instructor with an annotated document showing both the student's paper and the original source.

Our newest "special collection," the Core Textbook Collection is a collaborative initiative begun in 2021 by the University Provost and Academic Affairs and the Library to increase access to and potentially reduce the costs associated with Core (general education) course materials. Our pilot collection already offers 150+ selected titles serving 45 unique courses across departments. 

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To request books from another library, use PALCI E-ZBorrow.

PALCI E-ZBorrow is a self-service request system that allows you to borrow books from over 60 academic libraries throughout the Northeast region. 

Please note that books borrowed from other libraries are not renewable. 

August 18, 2021: E-ZBorrow is currently experiencing technical difficulties. Your requests may take a little longer to be processed and received. We apologize for the inconvenience.

Temporary Login Instructions: As we work to integrate with the new E-ZBorrow system, your Portal ID will NOT work to login. Instead, use your full name to login. 

  • Visit PALCI E-ZBorrow and search for books 
  • To order a specific book, click the "Request" button beneath it
  • Choose Marywood University from the "Select Your Institution" drop-down menu
  • In the Patron ID box, enter your FULL NAME [first last] and any initials, Jr. etc. 
  • For "Pick-up Location" select "Marywood LC Circulation Desk"
  • You will receive an email when your item is available for pick-up. 

We will post updates when Portal ID access has been restored. Thanks for your patience! 

Book Chapters

To request a book chapter, please use Book Chapter Request Form.

If you are unable to visit the Library in-person to obtain physical materials, we can provide a scan of portions of texts owned by Marywood Library. Please use the above form to request a digital copy of a print book chapter or journal article from our physical collection.


To request full-text journal articles not owned by Marywood, please use the Journal Article Request Form

Please be sure to provide all required citation information on the form to help us process your request quickly. | Searching for records of books and more in libraries around the world.

Learning Commons Services by Floor

It is far more than a repository for information. Since it's completion in 2015, the facility instantly became a place where people collaborate and create knowledge, using the latest technology and the energy that is borne of intellectual exchange and inspirational spaces.

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  • 72,000 Square Feet of New Learning Spaces: Four levels of open, accessible and technologically advanced facilities.
  • The Atrium: A three-story, soaring, all-glass welcoming area that serves as the center court for the entire Learning Commons facility, with a Grand Stair reaching to the upper floors. Featuring permanent sculptures and visiting art exhibits.
  • The Knowledge Bar: In the Atrium, where students get individual expert advice, or find information on their own using advanced interactive tools.
  • Automatic Book-Retrieval System: A new way for ready access to information, nearly instant results, and valuable space preservation for learning. The ABRS is visible in the Atrium in a soundproof glass enclosure that serves as its own living exhibit of tradition transformed by technology.
  • Collaborative Learning Environments: In the Marketplace—adjustable walls and large open spaces to accommodate advances in group learning; environments for sharing large computer screens in group set-ups.
  • Private or Group Study Areas: The North and South Glass House Study Areas; The Hearth Lounge, and The Alee Study Lounge.
  • Social Gathering Spaces: Northwest Café Seating, Southwest Café Seating, “The Street,” Outdoor Café Terrace, South Lawn Amphitheater.
  • Traditional Library Facilities: Northeast Pennsylvania Archive; Reading Room & Gallery; Training spaces; Private and Group Study Spaces.
  • The Center for Communication Arts: The home of the Communication Arts program includes a Sound Stage for Video and Television Production and Audio Recording; Radio Station; Animation, Editing, and Audio Labs; Broadcast, Online & Print Journalism facilities.
  • Presentation Practice Facility: Visual, aural, and software technology in one space that enables students and teachers to build, practice and execute their multimedia presentation skills.
  • The Entrepreneur Launch Pad: A resource for multi-discipline student interaction in creating and launching business enterprises, drawing on visiting professionals’ real-world experiences, and infused with a broad academic and theoretical basis in ethical business practices.
  • Information and Technology Services: Centralized technical resources to manage the entire facility.
  • Outside Amphitheatre: Tiered natural lawn, facing the Outdoor Café Terrace, which becomes a stage when the amphitheatre is used for performances.
  • Roof Level: Traditional Quiet Study Areas, Executive offices, Staff Lounge, and a Planted Green Roof. 

Zoom Instruction

The Library is offering "Research Workshops on Demand." These workshops are available to all faculty, staff and current students. Individuals interested in attending a library workshop may submit a request form for a workshop at a day/time that is suitable to their personal schedule. You may also choose your topic of interests. We will do our best to accommodate your request. Send questions and suggestions to

List of Research Seminars

Dig into Discovery!
Have you tried Discovery, the library's powerful search tool? It's a great place to start a project and to search across all types of resources, but with so many functions and options it can be overwhelming. This workshop is for anyone who wants learn how use Discovery successfully.

  • Start. Discovery lets you search multiple formats at once.
  • Refine. We'll demystify features and limiters that help you zero-in on your topic.
  • Request/Locate. You've found something great, now what? We'll look at determining full-text availability and interlibrary loan.

We'll also address what is (and isn't) included in Discovery, what's different about it from our other databases, as well as off-campus access and other questions you may have.

Google Scholar for Academic Research
This workshop provides an overview of Google Scholar options that can be useful in academic research. It also discusses tips to maximize Google Scholar searches.

Literature Review in Social Work
This workshop will take you through many of the resources available for Social Work at the Marywood Library. Participants will examine literature reviews for the various areas of social work including child welfare, gerontology, health and health care, marriage and the family, and social policy.

Business Research - beyond Google
Reliable and relevant business information can be tricky to find. The Library offers unique resources that will help with your business planning and research. Let us explore the best business information available.

Education Research: Learning the Basics
Join us for a workshop to increase your awareness and effective use of education resources. We’ll discuss how to effectively use education databases such as ERIC, a useful database for finding educational information from lots of different sources (journals, magazines, books, conferences, and governmental agencies).

Social Work--Introduction to Library Research
Learn about the various databases and other reference tools geared towards social work.  Participants are encouraged to bring assignments that can be workshopped during the session.

How to Do a Literature Review in Nursing and Allied Health Professions
Participants will look at finding research articles in nursing as well as examining literature reviews for nursing and allied health professions. Several databases will be demonstrated for this workshop.

Research Survival: Finding Scholarly Articles
Whether you are just starting to look for peer-reviewed articles a topic, or you are seeking more sources for your term paper, this workshop will cover finding and accessing articles from the Library databases and other Web resources for academic research. Learn tips and tricks for using various tools to research more efficiently and effectively.

How to Find Information on Tests and Measurements
This session will introduce participants to resources which can be used to locate tests and measurements for research. It will provide learners with techniques to become more effective at searching for this type of information.

Open Access Image Resources for Art & Art History Workshop
Finding images online and using them properly can be difficult. This workshop will explore different types of open access image collections which are available for public use, explain different types of licensing, and show you how to correctly attribute any images you may use.

Introduction to Nutrition Research Resources
Join us for a workshop to increase your awareness and effective use of nutrition information resources to make your research easier and more efficient. We’ll discuss the steps of accessing peer reviewed nutrition and dietetics resources using Marywood's library databases and Open Access sources.

Company Research with Mergent Online
This is one of the "Business Information Research Workshop Series" we offer this semester. Mergent online provides U.S. and international company data, including business description, history, property, subsidiaries, officers and directors, long-term debt and capital stock.

Company Research with Mergent Intellect
This is the first workshop of the "Business Information Research Workshop Series" we offer this semester. Mergent Intellect offers a unique opportunity to access private and public U.S and international business data, industry news, facts and figures, ... and the ability to access industry profiles and much more.

Mergent Online Database for Investment Information
Interested in investing in or obtaining financial information about US or inter,national companies, please join us for a 40- minute session on Mergent Online, which is one of the most complete historical financial databases offering detailed insight into company and industry research, both historical and current. 

Survival and Thrival Tips for International Students
Critical to academic success is your ability to do library research to produce papers for classes or complete your thesis or dissertation. This workshop is meant to provide some research tips and resources for international students (or other students). The session will be informal, so feel free to come with specific questions or concerns you might have from your own research experiences. We will also be able to try some example searches. 

Workshop Request Form

Off-Campus/Distant Learning 

Request for Library Materials


Use this Request Form. NOTE: A satellite student should enter the name of your satellite campus at the end of your complete name.


Use the Journal Article Request form. NOTE: A satellite student should enter the name of your satellite campus at the end of your complete name.

Contact the ILL Office if you have any questions by phone at (570) 348-6205 or email

Expand Your Research with Open Web Resources

These are resources you can use to potentially expand your access to materials online, outside of Marywood Library.

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Browse Marywood Library's Research Guides

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Research Resources 

Electronic Articles 

Use the Online Databases provided here to search for articles on your topic. To access the online databases remotely requires an off-campus login, which is your original Marywood portal login name and password.

Research Help

Use the Ask a Librarian page to email your questions or chat with us.
Text your questions to (570) 359-4479.
You can also reach us by phone at 570-961-4714 or by email at

Research Guides By Topic


Art & Art History

Art Therapy

Athletic Training


Communication Arts

Communication Sciences and Disorders

Copyright and Fair Use

Core Textbook Collection

Criminal Justice

CTTL Squirrel

Data & Statistical Sources

Data & Statistics:Criminal Justice

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion - Resources



Electronic Resources for Social Work

ENG 378: Plath, Sexton & Company | MultiGenre Research Guide

English 180: Intro to World Literature

English 310: Short Story

English 399: Contemporary American Poetry

English 450: Writing for the Social Sciences

Exercise Science

Faculty Support

First Year Students: Library Guide

Foreign Languages

Guide for International Students

Guide to the Learning Commons Building

HESA Library Guide (for African Sisters)

Library & Research Help Online

Library Research Guides

Mapping the Information Literacy Framework to Instruction

Music, Theatre and Dance


Nutrition & Dietetics

Physician Assistant


Research Support

Respiratory Therapy

Scholarly Communications

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Social Work

SSCI 201 | Introduction to Social Sciences: Spring 2020

Writing a Literature Review

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Faculty Library Resources

The Chronicle of Higher Education is a premier news source dedicated to covering the nation's colleges and universities. The Chronicle updates its online presence,, throughout the day and appears 12-times per year in print.

Marywood students, faculty, and staff have complimentary full-text access to,, which includes The Chronicle of Higher Education’s content, daily news, and data.  Access to is available on campus, at the office, or from home. On, you can search for articles and essays dating back to 1989, and have access to special issues, such as The Almanac of Higher Education, and The Trends Report.  You also have the option of receiving daily and weekly newsletters for the latest news stories and commentary on higher ed. 

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The Marywood librarians are committed to expanding library support of faculty and student research. Research services include:

  1. Providing assistance with literature search/review, identifying and accessing materials pertinent to your research
  2. Helping you stay up to date with research and findings in your field
  3. Choosing where to publish your research articles
         a.    Traditional and Open Access
         b.    Finding Open Access journals
         c.    Identifying predatory publishers
  4. Assisting researchers with questions concerning copyright, Fair Use, & Creative Commons licensing

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Meet the Library Services Staff

Amanda Avery
James J. Frutchey
Katarina Maikranz
Mary Kay Maldonato
Kelly McDonough
Marcia Shaffer
Sarah Sporko
Helene Teeple