Graduate Studies & University Libraries Resources

The University Libraries is pleased to help all individuals on campus, including our graduate students find what they need to succeed academically. Along with basic introductory tools, we consistently offer graduate-specific resources to aid all aspects of your search for relevant information leads. This includes, but is not limited to the following services:

  • Scheduling One-on-One Research Consultations
  • Booking Study Space
  • Silent Study Floors
  • Data Citation Assistance
  • Data Management Plans
  • Interpretation of SPSS Statistical Reports
  • Copyright
  • Dissertation/Thesis Submission
  • Connecting From Off-Campus

You can learn more about these services and have full access to this specialized web page here.

Need additional help through the University Libraries? You can book a research appointment here: Research Appointment Site.

Edmund Phelps, Nobel Prize Winning Economist at Seton Hall

The Office of the President and the Office of the Provost are delighted to extend a special invitation to the Seton Hall University community for the rescheduled, exclusive book signing and lecture featuring renowned economist, Professor Edmund Phelps, at 11 a.m on Thursday, April 4, 2024 in Bethany Hall.

Professor Phelps will share insights from his latest work, My Journeys in Economic Theory, and autograph complimentary copies for attendees.

Registration is now open for what will be an enriching experience and event, and the first 125 to register and attend will receive a complimentary copy of My Journeys in Economic Theory.

Phelps, recipient of the 2006 Nobel Memorial Prize in Economics, is McVickar Professor Emeritus of Political Economy and Director of the Center on Capitalism and Society at Columbia University. Born in 1933, he spent his childhood in Chicago and, from age six, grew up in Hastings-on-Hudson, New York. He attended public schools, earned his B.A. from Amherst (1955) and got his Ph.D. at Yale (1959).

In the 1960s, most notably, he put the macro-economics of Keynes onto a micro-economic foundation by introducing imperfect information and firms’ expectations into wage-setting and price-setting; he coined the term the Golden Rule of saving; and he observed what has come to be known as “the natural rate of unemployment.”

In the 1970s, 1980s and 1990s he branched out from standard economics to work on new subjects: statistical discrimination, economic justice and the benefits of altruism.

Beginning with Rewarding Work (1997), he began to recognize the importance of the non-pecuniary rewards of work: being engaged in projects, the delight of succeeding at something and the experience of flourishing on an unfolding voyage. Over the past two decades he developed a new theory of innovation sparked by modern values and fueled by ordinary people working in the economy.

His most recent books are Mass Flourishing (2013); with Raicho Bojilov, Hian Teck Hoon and Gylfi Zoega, Dynamism (2020); My Journeys in Economic Theory (2023); and with Hian Teck Hoon and Gylfi Zoega, The Great Economic Slowdown (2023).

This is a unique opportunity to engage with a Nobel laureate and delve into the thoughts and ideas that have shaped economic discourse. The Office of the President and the Office of the Provost are proud sponsors of this event.

Register and secure your spot today.

For more information, please contact:

  • Bernadette McVey
  • (973) 313-6053


Need help through the University Libraries? You can book a research appointment here: Research Appointment Site.

The Light In Her Eyes – Honoring Ramadan & Women’s History Month

By Professor Lisa Thornton, Acquisitions Librarian

This March, Women’s History month overlaps with the Muslim holy month of Ramadan.  We invite you to view the film, The Light in Her Eyes, directed by Julia Meltzer and Laura Nix.

The film centers around the story of Houda al-Habash, a conservative Muslim preacher who founded a school for girls in Syria.  Al-Habash challenges the women of her community to live according to Islam without giving up their dreams to pursue higher education and jobs.

Hilary Kalmbach, Director of The Middle East and North Africa Centre at Sussex, says in a review of the film, “The film succeeds in presenting the complexity of the viewpoints and motivations of these women, making it an invaluable resource for any who want to broaden their understanding of the Middle East and Islam…Beautifully shot, the film shows the vibrant rhythms and colours of daily life in Damascus immediately before Syria’s descent into civil war.”

The Light in Her Eyes was an Official Selection of the 2011 International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam. The library has licensed this film for our collection through 2025. Access it here.

African American Women & Information Resources

The value of finding resources written by African American women, or titles that focus upon their countless accomplishments are an important part of our collection which is constantly expanding. These works represent all academic disciplines and provide a wide range of perspectives that enhance the research opportunities available for our students.

As a woman navigating the business landscape, Business Librarian, Professor Kayla Glynn, notes that, “A community that you connect with is an important resource in the path to success. Finding others going through the same experiences as you can be powerful. It presents an opportunity to learn, collaborate, and reflect.”

To that end, Professor Glynn has provided the following recommendations for resources women can utilize when entering the corporate world and related fields:

“In 2017, Women in Business was founded at Seton Hall University by a group of determined and hopeful young women. Since then, the organization has grown to include over 150 current and past members in professional fields.”

“In the Women in Economics Podcast Series from the St. Louis Fed, we highlight the research and careers of those making their marks in the field of economics.”

“Girls Who Invest (GWI) is a non-profit organization dedicated to transforming the investment management industry by attracting and advancing women investors, changemakers, and leaders.”

“The U.S. Department of Commerce, Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) is the only federal agency solely dedicated to the growth and global competitiveness of minority business enterprises.”

“Our mission is to empower women to invest in themselves via entrepreneurship by providing necessary resources for women to successfully start, own, operate, & grow their businesses.”

“Founded in 1975, the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO) is the unified voice of over 11.6 million women-owned businesses in the United States representing the fastest growing segment of the economy.”

Our Librarian Instruction Coordinator, Professor Maria Barca also noted that there are a number of thoughtful works that are recommended reads for those who want to explore various books representing the Liberal Arts.

Within the volume: “Poetry is Not a Luxury”, Sister Outsider, p. 37 (1984, 2007) by Audre Lorde, Professor Barca provides a helpful quote that is at the heart of this text. “For women, then, poetry is not a luxury. It is a vital necessity of our existence,” that shows the necessity of verse when it comes to verse.

Another recommended example of insightful content highlighted by Professor Barca includes the bell hooks work that includes advice for those who seek to advance their respective research goals is: “To engage in dialogue is one of the simplest ways we can begin as teachers, scholars, and critical thinkers to cross boundaries, the barriers that may or may not be erected by race, gender, class, professional standing, and a host of other differences.” In “Building a Teaching Community”, Teaching to Transgress, p. 130 (1994, 2020) by bell hooks

Additional books recommended by Professor Barca include:

  • How We Get Free: Black Feminism and the Combahee River Collective, edited and introduced by Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor, 2017.

  • Angela Davis: An Autobiographyby Angela Davis, 2021.

As a compliment to the volumes provided by Professor Barca and Professor Glynn, a wide range of titles across all disciplines can be found via the following introductory selection of works on, or written by African American Women found within the University Libraries Catalog.

Need additional help through the University Libraries? You can book a research appointment here: Research Appointment Site.


National Grammar & Proofreading Days

The University Libraries celebrates a pair of commemorations that aid with the quality of resources we offer to support the scholarly efforts undertaken by our research community.

During the first week of March we celebrate National Grammar Day (3/4) and National Proofreading Day (3/8) and the University Libraries has various resources related to proper usage of syntax and editing techniques found within our collection.

Additionally, the Seton Hall University Writing Center is located in Rooms #304, 310, and 316 found on the Third Floor of Walsh Library which is also a widely utilized service that assists students with their respective assignments editing needs.

Need additional help through the University Libraries? You can book a research appointment here: Research Appointment Site.

Financial Literacy Workshop

The Women’s Network of Seton Hall University presents their annual TWN-SHU Financial Literacy Workshop to be held on Friday, March 1st starting at 6:00 p.m. in Jubilee Hall, Room 211.

For more information, please fee free to reach out to The Women’s Network of Seton Hall University for more information.

This event is free and open to the public.


Podcast: Seton Hall University. A History, 1856-2006 with Dermot Quinn, Ph.D.

We are happy to announce the latest installment of the University Libraries podcast series entitled: Zet Forward. This podcast entitled: “Seton Hall University. A History, 1856-2006,” with guest scholar Dr. Dermot Quinn.

This podcast features Professor of History, Dr. Dermot Quinn who has an extensive knowledge of Catholic, Irish-American, and University History has produced a volume honoring the multi-layered and significant aspects that have been a part of our educational institution over the last century plus.

As his publisher noted: “In this vivid and elegantly written history, Dermot Quinn examines how Seton Hall was able to develop as an institution while keeping faith with its founder’s vision. Looking at the men and women who made Seton Hall what it is today, he paints a compelling picture of a university that has enjoyed its share of triumphs but has also suffered tragedy and loss. He shows how it was established in an age of prejudice and transformed in the aftermath of war, while exploring how it negotiated between a distinctly Roman Catholic identity and a mission to include Americans of all faiths.

Additional overviews of this book can be found via the following media links:

You can find this podcast at: Podcast @ Seton Hall University.

Zet Forward is a podcast to celebrate authors and other individuals who are involved with projects for the benefit of Seton Hall University and the wider world.  The series began in February of 2022.

For additional information please feel free to contact us via e-mail at: University Libraries

Love Letter To Self – Special Event

The Women’s Network of Seton Hall University presents their annual “Galentine’s Day – Love Letter to Yourself Event” to be held on Friday, February 16th starting at 6:00 p.m. in Jubilee Hall, Room 211.

For more information, please feel free to reach out to The Women’s Network of Seton Hall University for more information.

This event is free and open to the public.

Love Data Week 2024

Seton Hall University Libraries is proud to announce that our annual Love Data Week celebration is returning the week of February 12th. We welcome all students, faculty, and staff to register for each of these presentations that will be featured via Teams live stream.

For more information you can refer to our Love Data Week Library Guide and you can register for this event in advance Here.

Questions? Please feel free to reach out to us for more details on the event and any information related to the University Libraries Here.


By Professor Kayla Glynn, Business Librarian

Women in Business (WIB), a SHU student organization, is hosting Seton Hall University’s first ever WomenCON! This is a university wide event made possible by WIB partnering with the following women led organizations:

  • H.A.I.R. – Having Appreciation in Realness
  • M.O.M – Mind Over Matter
  • N.C.N.W – National Council of Negro Women
  • PERIOD – The Period Movement
  • S.G.A. – Women from Student Government Association
  • T.W.N. – The Women’s Network of Seton Hall
  • W.D.L.P. – Women of Diplomacy Leadership Program
  • W.I.S.T.E.M. – Women in S.T.E.M.

A panel discussion will be held from 7:35pm to 8:05pm. The panelists include:

  • Mary Balkun – SHU Professor, English & Director of Faculty Development
  • Karen Boroff – SHU Professor, Management & Dean Emeritus
  • Sona Patel – SHU Associate Professor, Speech-Language Pathology

Register by clicking this link: Registration

Founded in 2017, Women in Business’ mission is “to develop a community of determined women pursuing business or other related fields at Seton Hall University to serve as a support system to help each other reach career goals from an early start.”