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A Guide to Resources for Arrupe College


Getting Started


Welcome to the Arrupe College Research Guide!

This guide will introduce you to to some of the resources that are available to you. In addition to this guide, it is highly recommended to look at the additional subject-specific Research Guides. Each guide contains various resources and tools that have been created to help you research based off of your subject of study or your research topic. If at any point you are not sure where to find specific information, you can always contact me or use our Ask a Librarian chat program.

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Library Hours

Fall 2017 Hours (Starting August 28th)

Lewis Library: 7:30am-11pm (Monday-Thursday)
7:30am-7pm (Friday)
9am-5pm (Saturday)
12pm-11pm (Sunday)
Reference Desk Hours: 9am - 9pm (Monday-Thursday)
9am-5pm (Friday)
10am-5pm (Saturday)
2pm-8pm (Sunday)
Cudahy Library: 7am-12am (Monday-Thursday)
7am-9pm (Friday)
10am-6pm (Saturday)
12pm-10pm (Sunday)
Information Commons:  24/5 Schedule
8am-9pm (Saturday)
10am-9pm (Sunday)
Reference Desk Hours: 9am - 10pm (Monday-Thursday)
9am-5pm (Friday)
12pm-6pm (Saturday)
12pm-10pm (Sunday)


Website Hours/Schedule

Room Reservations


There are approximately 10 Group Study Rooms available for students to use. To reserve a room, you can use our online Group Study Reservation SystemThe Group workstations on the 6th floor have also been added to this reservation system.  They are labeled, from north to south, as Group Workstation 1 through 4.

Digital Media Lab


Both the Lewis Library and Information Commons provide Digital Media Labs featuring a wide array of robust workstations, multimedia applications and technical support for working with digital images, audio, and video. The labs also offer a wide variety of equipment for check-out, including digital cameras, video cameras, iPads, and audio equipment. See Digital Media Services for more information.

Located on the 6th floor of the Lewis Library, Room 605.

Lewis Library


Lewis Library

Located downtown at the Water Tower Campus

Main Entrance on the 6th floor. 

8th floor is the quiet study floor. 

9th floor has study rooms that can be reserved through the reservation system. 

Computers, quiet and group study areas, books, and electronic material for check-out

The Research Process

Academic research is a multistep process that can be multidisciplinary and will take time to get right. Your topic will morph as you learn more about it -- you'll most likely broaden or narrow it before you're finished. Keep track of everything you find and where you find it - use Zotero or RefWorks to help you stay organized.

Follow these steps to get started with your research:

  1. Identify a topic
  2. Explore topic ideas 
  3. Write a preliminary research question or thesis statement
  4. Refine your topic: Refine your thesis statement/research question
  5. Search for information:  Find books, DVDs, etc by searching the Library Catalog; Find articles; pick the right database for your topic; Find primary sources
  6. Use library subject guides for specific topics.
  7. Evaluate information
  8. Write the paper: Get feedback from the Writing Center, Paraphrase correctly in your own words, Cite your sources with the correct citation format

Avoid plagiarism

Writing Center

Schedule an appointment online!

Check out "How to: Writing Center" for a short tutorial on setting up appointments online.

Preparing for Your Session

  • Schedule online using http://luc.mywconline.com to make an appointment with a tutor. 
  • Be on time for your appointment.
  • Come to the Writing Center with your paper assignment and with rough drafts, if you have them.
  • Ask questions during your session, and keep an open mind when your tutor makes suggestions.
  • Remember: The Writing Center is not a fix-it shop; we work with you to improve your writing.
Summer Hours: 

The Writing Center will be open in Suite 800 (Rm 811) June 5-June 30 and July 17-August 11, Mon-Thurs, 11:00 am -3:00 pm


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Annette Alvarado
Lewis Library
25 E. Pearson, 6th Fl
Chicago, IL 60611

Contact the Libraries

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Contact Info
Lewis Reference
(312) 915-6631
Cudahy/IC Reference
(773) 508-2654



Both the Lewis Library and Information Commons provides computer services for students by students, best effort help with technical issues for WiFi, Viruses, etc. 


If you are a Loyola Student requiring technical support, contact the ITS HelpDesk at 773.508.4487 to schedule an appointment

Located in Room 605 in the Lewis Library. 



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