Cabell’s Directory of Publishing Opportunities

The University Libraries has initiated a one-year trial a subscription to April 1, 2016 to Cabell’s directories which help professors, graduate students and researchers publish their manuscripts in academic journals.  Cabell’s database is useful to determine journal acceptance rates, type of manuscript reviews, time lapse between acceptance and publication, a journal influence rating, search by topical areas, manuscript guidelines and more.  Some of this information is accessible at journal publishers’websites.  Cabell’s provides a convenient source and multiple search criteria.

Directory categories include:

Business Directories
Economics & Finance

Educational Directories
Educational Curriculum & Methods
Educational Psychology & Administration
Educational Technology & Library Science

Psychology & Psychiatry

Computer Science
Computer Science – Business Information Systems
Health Administration

For more information, please contact a subject librarian that matches Cabell’s directories.

Submitted by Richard Stern 

April 8, 2015

Pilot Policy starting Sunday, April 19 Group Study Rooms: 8-hr Time Limit During Finals

Pilot Policy starting Sunday, April 19  Group Study Rooms:  8-hr Time Limit During Finals Group Study Room Pilot Project

To the Setonian:  Library Pilot for Spring ’15:  Time Limits on Group Study Rooms During the 24/7 Period

We have had many complaints from students about Group Study Rooms being monopolized during Finals for 24, 36 or even 48 hours straight.  We are aware that some students did not want these kinds of rules, but we are receiving more and more complaints each semester.  So we are piloting this policy for this semester to try and set time limits on the use of Group Study Rooms during Finals, with fines in place for going over time.  This pilot of a new policy would ensure a turnover of the rooms so that more students have access to them, and we want to try it this semester.   We put a survey explaining/asking about this on the Libraries’ website for over a week before Spring Break, and we had around 300 responses:  roughly 55% supported the idea and 45% didn’t support it.  However, some of the angriest comments were from the “no” group, and we’ve adjusted the time periods and fines in response to those comments.   We’re now reaching out to the Setonian to let the students know the pilot policy:

Two students must present their IDs to obtain a room key, which will have two barcodes (one to link to each ID – that way the time keeping is very easy) to check out the key to both of them.  There will be a 8-hour time limit on use of the room during Finals.  After 8 hours, both students must return the key, or each will be required to pay a fine of $3.00 per ¼ hour (15 minutes).  There will be a $3.00 fine per person per each 15 minutes late – we’ll give a small grace period of 10 minutes if it is turned in a little late.  (We’ll also give them a note saying what time the keys are due back when they check the key out, and that there are no renewals unless no one is on the waiting list for the room.)  In this way, the room can be freed up for the next group of students who requested it, and more students will have access to the Group Study Rooms during a period of very high demand and heavy use.  The next group will have no more than 8 hours to use it.  A simple sign-up sheet will be used to reserve the next available room:  students must show their SHU IDs and then can provide us with two phone numbers to text, or two e-mails to notify them of room availability.  If they don’t show up to claim their room in 15 minutes, it will go to the next two people who signed up.

Please note that our goal is not to collect more fine monies.  The goal is to distribute the rooms more widely for more students to use them during finals.  We begin staying open 24/7 on April 19th – we wanted to reach out to the Setonian to inform students, but we’ll also put a couple of posters up in the entrance to the Library at the end of this week, a notice on our website, and the same information on our flat screen with our hours in the main reading room.  Students will have plenty of notification that we’re piloting this policy – and that, by a 10 point margin in the survey they voted for it!  There is one more piece of good news:  we are making three more Group Study Rooms available in time for Finals – that’s six more rooms given over to the students in the last 2.5 years.



Library news for December 23, 2014 – January 5, 2015

The Library’s interlibrary loans services, which consist of ILLiad, RapidILL, and EZ-Borrow, will be unavailable between December 23, 2014 – January 5, 2015.

Please note that the Library will be closed from December 24 until January 5.

On Saturday January 3, 2015, the Library will be undergoing a scheduled technology upgrade.  During this upgrade, certain online search features will not be available for approximately 15 hours.

The following search features will be available to users on that day:



Seton Hall contributes to the Newark Archives Project

The Archives and Special Collections Center at Seton Hall University is excited to be a part of the Newark Archives Project (NAP), a comprehensive online database of primary source material related to Newark co-sponsored by the Newark History Society and Rutgers University-Newark.

Cell Mates

FREDETTE A Pattern of Connections detail -Lorrie Fredette A Pattern of Connections (detail) beeswax, tree resin, muslin, brass, steel, wood, nylon line, 3’8” x 36’ x 4’, 2013. Image courtesy of the artist

Contact: Jeanne Brasile,
Monday, June 3 – Thursday, July 18, 2013 Opening Reception: Thursday, June 6 – 5pm to 9pm South Orange/Maplewood Open Studios, Sunday June 2, 11am – 4pm
The Walsh Gallery at Seton Hall University presents “Cell Mates” two group exhibitions curated by Jeanne Brasile, Gallery Director and Lisbeth Murray, Independent Guest Curator. The exhibitions feature artists working on the cusp of art and science by integrating methodologies or concepts borrowed from science. A wide range of topics related to cellular forms will be presented, creating a discursive exploration into microorganisms and concerns derived from their study. Aside from addressing modes of creation inspired by science, the strategy of creating two shows on the same topic, side-by-side, will similarly articulate the creative nature of curatorial practice and how two curators, using the same narrative framework can come to very different aesthetic and thematic conclusions. Lisbeth Murray, currently with Robert Miller Gallery, notes “I am particularly interested in how artists obscure or pronounce the delineation between artistic and scientific practices. There is a notable emphasis on curiosity that is common to both professions.” Cell Mates curated by Jeanne Brasile features artists; Gabe Benzur, Matt Drissell, Jordan Eagles, Sarah Fattori, Lorrie Fredette, Laura Gravenstine, Marianne Hamel & Nikki Johnson, Phil Hastings, Jeanne Heifetz, Caitlin McCormack, Vikki Michalios and Shuli Sadé. Lisbeth Murray’s exhibition includes artists Suzanne Anker, Jordan Eagles, Lorrie Fredette, Phil Hastings, Jeanne Heifetz, Taehee Kim, Hyungsub Shin, Amanda Thackray, Linda Tien and Joyce Yamada. The included artists work in a variety of media including sculpture, painting, digital photography, installation and other mixed-media formats. A full color exhibition catalogue is available at the Walsh Gallery. For 150 years, Seton Hall University has been a catalyst for leadership, developing the whole student, mind, heart and spirit. Seton Hall combines the resources of a large university with the personal attention of a small liberal arts college. Its attractive suburban campus is only 14 miles by train, bus or car to New York City, with the wealth of employment, internship, cultural and entertainment opportunities the city offers. Seton Hall is a Catholic university that embraces students of all races and religions, challenging each other to better the world with integrity, compassion and a commitment to serving others. For more information, see Seton Hall University is located at 400 S. Orange Avenue, South Orange, New Jersey, 07079. The Walsh Gallery is open 10:30am to 4:30pm Monday through Thursday.





New Library hours for Spring 2013


Regular Library Hours (Spring Semester 2013)

January 14 – April 27

Sunday 12 p.m. – 2 a.m.
Monday – Thursday 8 a.m. – 2 a.m.
Friday 8 a.m. – 11 p.m.
Saturday 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.


Exceptions and Special Hours of Operation

March 1 – 10, 2013

March 1 Closes at 11 p.m.
March 2 – 3 Closed
March 4 – 8 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
March 9 Closed
March 10 Re-opens at 3 p.m.

March 27 – April 1, 2013

March 27 Closes at 11 p.m.
March 28 – 31 Closed
April 1 Re-opens at 8 a.m.

April 21 – May 14, 2013
The Library will be open 24 hours, 7 days a week for Final Exams starting on April 21
at 8 a.m. until May 14 at 11 p.m.

May 15 – 20, 2013

May 15 – 17 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
May 18 – 19 Closed
May 20 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.


With two new licenses for e-books, the University Libraries is happy to announce that the Seton Hall community now has access to almost 180,000 e-books, 24 hours a day 7 days a week.  These are available through SetonCat and through the main search box (“Search Ebooks”) on the Libraries’ web page.  Off campus users will need to give their PirateNet Username and Password to login, and one of the book packages requires an account be set up to fully download the book (but you can print out individual chapters up to 60 pages without doing so).  This represents a significant step forward in access to a broad range of titles, and is a wonderful supplement to the other electronic holdings of Seton Hall University Libraries.

New document delivery service

Seton Hall University Library is very happy to announce its new document delivery service (called ILLiad – you’ll need to register the first time you use it).  This service provides access to tens of thousands of journal titles beyond our own journal collection and a very fast turn-around time: within 24 hours well over 90% of the time – including bound print journals offered through other cooperating libraries.  The best part is that you can go directly into this service when you search for a journal and find we do not have it – straight from the index you are using (click “Check LinkSource for Full Text”) or even GoogleScholar (under the “more” link in GS you’ll see “Findit@SetonHall” and that will query our holdings).  If we do not have access to the journal, a “Get It” button will appear, and you will use your PirateNet Username and Password to login, and the form will be automatically filled with the correct information.  Hit “send” at the bottom, and you’re done – and less than 24 hours later the article is in your e-mail!  This is an excellent new service for Seton Hall scholars provided by your library, and its faculty and staff.  (And when looking to borrow a book, remember to look in EZ-Borrow first from the Find it – Borrow it link.  It is a fast service too.)