Welcome to the SCPS Research Guide!
This guide will introduce you to resources that are available to you, if at any point you are not sure where to find information, you can always contact me or use our Ask a Librarian chat.
The library has 24/7 chat reference service. Ask a Librarian links are available from the library website, catalog, and selected databases.
Librarian Research Appointments: I will be available for consultations via phone, email, or online (e.g. Zoom).
You can search for ebooks in the library catalog. (That link will show you all the ebooks available, but you will have to change the search to be your topic).
Lewis Library (Water Tower Campus): Main Entrance on the 6th floor, 8th floor is the quiet study floor, & the 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
There are approximately 10 Group Study Rooms available for students to use. To reserve a room, you can use our online Group Study Reservation System. The Group workstations on the 6th floor have also been added to this reservation system. They are labeled, from north to south, as Group Workstations 1 through 4.
Schedule an appointment online!
Check out "How to: Writing Center" for a short tutorial on setting up appointments online.
Preparing for your session:
Both the Lewis Library and information Commons 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.
Both the Lewis Library and Information Commons provides best effort to help with technical issues for WiFi:
Request materials such as books, articles, and dissertations that are not otherwise available in the Loyola University Libraries.
Course Reserves are educational materials that have been set aside and made available for specific classes and have shorter borrowing periods and different renewal policies. See Course Reserves for more information.
Request scanned copies of articles and book chapters from Loyola's print collections.
The ILL office will mail books from the Loyola University Libraries to students enrolled exclusively in distance education courses and to graduate students who reside outside of Chicagoland (in the U.S.).
Wall Street Journal: Please CLICK HERE to register for an account before attempting to access this resource The Wall Street Journal is the world's leading business publication with coverage from 1984 to the current year.
New York Times Website : Loyola students, faculty, and staff have unlimited access to NYTimes.com, including archives from 1851 to the present (articles from 1923 to 1980 are limited to five per day per user; unlimited access is available through ProQuest Newstream). First time users need to create an account from this link Create a New Account to gain access. Returning users can log in from the New York Times' website from this link. Users will have to "renew" their account once a year with their same login information.
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Lewis Library · 25 E. Pearson St., Chicago, IL 60611 · 312.915.6622
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