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Off-Campus Research Guide

General Information--How Do I.....?


Call the Reference Desk at 973 761-9437

Send an email to Ask a Librarian with a specific question

Contact a Subject Librarian Specialist

For problems with ID and passwords, or technical issues, contact the

Information Technology Help Desk at 973 275-2222.


1.   Go to the Library Home Page.

2.   Select the Databases tab and search for the database of your choice.


  • Go to the library home page
  • Select the journals tab above the main search box
  • To locate a particular journal title
    1. use the search box OR
    2. use the Journals A-Z List

Upon selection of your title, check the dates for full text availability.

Click on the database that provides the desired journal title.

Some databases will prompt you for PirateNet user name and password.

A few require a unique password.

If you cannot find the journal you need, request it through Interlibrary Borrowing


Access Course Reserves



  • Log into your Pirate Net account
  • Click on Blackboard at the upper right of site
  • Click on the course under My Courses from which you wish to view eResources
  • On the left navigational bar, click on Research Guide or Library/eReserves
  • From the resulting ResearchGuide page, click on “Go to Link”
  • Click “Continue” on next page or choose your course from the resulting list
  • Click the PDF from the resulting list to view the eReserve item or
  • Click on link to identify item that is at the Circulation Desk in library


 GET A BOOK OR ARTICLE FROM ANOTHER LIBRARYInterlibrary Borrowing is a service free to all Seton Hall University students, faculty and staff.

Access the form under the Services tab on the library homepage

  •    Article requests will be sent to your SHU email address.
  •    Books will have to be picked up at the Circulation Desk in the library.
The onsite Reciprocal Borrowing Program of VALE (Virtual Academic Library Environment),  a consortium of New Jersey academic libraries, is available to Seton Hall faculty and students.
  •    Before visiting a lending library, you need a “VALE Reciprocal Borrowing Application”
  •    signed by a Seton Hall librarian at the Circulation Desk.

For details, please contact the Reference Desk at 973 761-9437.


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