Step by Step Tutorials

  • How to find a specific journal article
    • Example Citation:
      Amundsen, Cheryl and Wilson, Mary (2012). Are We Asking the Right Questions?: A Conceptual Review of the Educational Development Literature in Higher Education. Review of Educational Research, vol. 82: March, pp. 90-126, first published on February 21, 2012

      1. Open your web browser and type in the website for My.Scranton: http://my.scranton.edu.
      2. Log in with your My.Scranton username and password.
      3. Look for the Library tab and click it.
      4. In the citation it says that the article is from the journal Review of Educational Research. To find this journal you will find where it says Library Periodicals and next to “Title Begins With” you will type in the name of the journal. Type in Review of Educational Research and click “Search.”
      5. Pressing search will open a new webpage with the results of your search. It says that there is “1 record retrieved for the search.”
      6. This search will retrieve a list of databases that the journal Review of Educational Research appears in. Pay particular attention to the dates
        next to databases. Notice how in the citation it says that the publication was March 2012. By looking at the results you will see that the only database that has issues of Review of Educational Research is the SAGE Premier 2012 database. Click on the title of the database to open it.
      7. It now pulls up the journal “Review of Educational Research”. Click on the link that says “All Issues.”
      8. Using the table you will click through until you get to the specific issue you need. For this example you would click 2012, and then on the following page you would click March 2012.
      9. You are now looking at the Table of Contents for the March 2012 issue of Review of Educational Research. Scroll through the list until you find “Are we Asking the Right Questions” and click on Full Text (PDF) underneath the article’s title.
  • How to find a journal article on a topic
    • Example Topic:
      Management Styles and Communication

      1. Open your web browser and type in the website for My.Scranton: http://my.scranton.edu.
      2. Log in with your My.Scranton username and password.
      3. Look for the Library tab and click on it.
      4. On the left hand side of the screen look for Databases: by Subject and click on the link.
      5. From this page you need to determine what subject area your topic falls under. For this example topic, click on Business.
      6. You will be brought to a page with all of the databases that are excellent resources for performing Business related research.
      7. One example of an excellent database to use for business is Business Source Elite. Click on the title of the database.
      8. You will be taken to the database page and from here can perform a search. Enter “Management Styles” on the first search line and enter
        “Communication” on the second search line.
      9. You can click search or, if you need scholarly articles only, then you can check mark the “Scholarly (Peer Reviewed) Journals” box underneath “Limit your results” before clicking on the search button.
      10. The following page will be all of the articles that contain the terms Management Styles and Communication.
      11. If you cannot find an article that is right for you, then you can try to refine your search by using more specific search terms or doing a similar search in a different database located on the Business Databases page.
  • How to access electronic reserves
      1. Open your web browser and type in the website for My.Scranton: http://my.scranton.edu.
      2. Log in with your My.Scranton username and password.
      3. Look for the Library tab and click on it.
      4. On the left hand side click on the Electronic Reserves hyperlink.
      5. This brings you to CampusGuides – E-Reserves by Course website.
      6. From here you can search for your Course number, Course name, or Instructor’s last name.
      7. You will either be taken directly to the password entry page or to a list of courses that are similar to the one you searched for. If it is the latter, then click on the course you are looking for and you will be taken to the password page.
      8. On the password page, you will need to enter the password your instructor gave you. Usually it is located on your course syllabus. If you are unable to locate your password, you can call the Library Reference Desk at (570) 941-4000.
      9. Once you enter your password you’ll be able to click on the specific reading you need.
  • How to find a specific book in the catalog
    • Theory and Practice In Education by R.F. Dearden

      1. Open your web browser and type in the website for My.Scranton: http://my.scranton.edu.
      2. Log in with your My.Scranton username and password.
      3. Look for the Library tab and click on it.
      4. At the top there is a box that says Library Catalog Search.
      5. In the box search for the title of the book, and then hit search.
        1. NOTE: You can also search by Author, Subject, ISBN, or Keyword.
      6. You will notice that the book is right at the top of the search results.
        1. NOTE: This is an example scenario where the item you were looking for was listed as the first result. Please remember that for future searches, the item you are looking for might not always be the first result. Often you will need to look through the list of results to find what you are looking for.
  • How to request that a library book be mailed to your home
      1. Open your web browser and type in the website for My.Scranton: http://my.scranton.edu.
      2. Log in with your My.Scranton username and password.
      3. Look for the Library tab and click it.
      4. On the left hand side you will need to click on InterLibrary Loan.
      5. You will be taken to the ILLiad Logon. You logon with your My.Scranton username and password.
        1. If this is your first time using ILLiad you will need to fill out the registration information.
      6. Next, click on the Book hyperlink under the red header New Request.
      7. Fill out the Author’s name and Title of the Book.
      8. In the notes section write “I am a Distance Education student and would like the book mailed to me.” Then enter your mailing address.
      9. In the “Where did you find this item cited?” section write: “It is listed as available in the library’s catalog.”
      10. You do not need to fill out any other boxes. Click Submit Request.
  • How to request access to an article that the Weinberg Memorial Library does not own
      1. Open your web browser and type in the website for My.Scranton: http://my.scranton.edu.
      2. Log in with your My.Scranton username and password.
      3. Look for the Library tab and click it.
      4. On the left hand side you will need to click on InterLibrary Loan.
      5. You will be taken to the ILLiad Logon. You logon with your My.Scranton username and password.
        1. If this is your first time using ILLiad you will need to fill out the registration information.
      6. Next, click on the Article Request hyperlink under the red header New Request.
      7. Fill in as much information as you have available about the article. Especially the following information: Author, Title, Journal, Year, and Page Numbers.
      8. Click Submit Request.
  • How to have an article scanned and emailed to you that is only available in-print
      1. Open your web browser and type in the website for My.Scranton: http://my.scranton.edu.
      2. Log in with your My.Scranton username and password.
      3. Look for the Library tab and click it.
      4. On the left hand side, click on InterLibrary Loan.
      5. You will be taken to the ILLiad Logon. You logon with your My.Scranton username and password.
        1. If this is your first time using ILLiad you will need to fill out the registration information.
      6. Next, click on the Article Request hyperlink under the red header New Request.
      7. Fill in as much information as you have available about the article. Especially the following information: Author, Title of the Article, Journal Name, and Year.
      8. In the Notes section write “I am a distance education student and would like the article scanned and emailed to me. It is only available in-print.”
      9. Click Submit Request.
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