International Creativity Month, Credo, JSTOR Text Analyzer & University Libraries

The University Libraries is here to support the imagination of our students, faculty, and guests wherever their respective research paths might lead. In this spirit, we offer several information resources that can serve as a foundation for your own journey of discovery.

For example, our Credo Reference site provides multiple-options for exploration. As the screen illustration below indicates there is a wide-range of subject areas available along with unique guides such as the Mind Map link which is a: “visual tool can help you discover connections between key terms by mapping close relationships.”

Another information lead that encourages creativity is JSTOR Text Analyzer. This information tool can greatly add in the discovery of key documents to aid your specialized study path.

Whichever sites are chosen these links will aid as a starting point in meeting your educational goals and support your intellectual vision wherever it might lead!

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



Thesis & Dissertation Guidance Offered By University Libraries

The most common issue producing an Electronic Thesis or Dissertation (ETD) is recycling copyrighted material (usually images) without first obtaining permission from the copyright holder. This factor often delays the acceptance of your dissertation or thesis.

Avoid these troublesome problems by learning what you may or may not reproduce without permission from the copyright holder (for journal articles, this usually involves the publisher), how to request authorization, and what to do when you cannot obtain permission or find out who to ask. This event will take place on Monday, November 20th from 10:00 – 11:30 a.m. via Teams Video.

More information along with the registration link can be found here, or you can reach out to event coordinator Dr. Lisa Rose-Wiles via e-mail.

In addition to copyright and finalizing your draft copy, looking at the proper steps in submitting a Thesis or Dissertation will complete your academic requirement. As part of the University Libraries Walsh Workshops Wednesday series, a presentation entitled: “How to Submit Your Thesis of Dissertation” which focuses on your work and the Seton Hall University eRepository will be offered twice on Wednesday, November 29th from 12:00-1:00 p.m. and again from 6-7:00 p.m. Both sessions will be broadcast via Teams Video.

More information along with the registration link can be found here, or you can reach out to event coordinator Professor Gerry Shea via e-mail.

Graduate students planning to submit a dissertation or thesis this year and their advisors are very strongly encouraged to attend these valuable sessions.

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

ORCID – Our New Research Information Site

The Open Researcher and Contribution ID (ORCID) is a user-friendly and powerful information tool that allows students and faculty to record and share their research on a local and global scale alike. ORCID is a free site offered by the University Libraries in support of our community members and focuses upon encouraging individuals to create a record of research and scholarly exchange.

More details on the helpful features offered through ORCID is found in the article entitled: “ORCID Helps Research Bloom at Seton Hall: Interim Provost Lillquist Makes New Data Identifier Tool Available to University,” by Allison Joseph.

Setting up your account along with providing continual support for your ORCID site is accessible via the following Seton Hall University Libraries Guide.

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

BrowZine – The Scholarly Journal Resource

The University Libraries is pleased to offer our research community access to BrowZine, a tool that is used by hundreds of academic institutions around the world that allows our research community to browse, read and follow thousands of the library’s scholarly journals.

In addition, BrowZine keeps track of your favorite journals making it easy to keep up with new developments in your field. It also can allow you to easily see similar titles to the ones you are familiar with in order to broaden your knowledge of related scholarly literature. Specific benefits of the BrowZine platform includes the ability to:

  • View academic journals from your phone or tablet.
  • Review table of contents of the journals you read regularly.
  • Click to select an article. If the library does not subscribe to an article, you will be directed to Interlibrary Borrowing to order a resource(s) right away.

Expert perspective on this resource is offered by Professor Gerry Shea, liaison to the College of Human Development, Culture and Media noted that: “The great thing about BrowZine is it makes it easy for you to use your phone to access thousands of academic journals. BrowZine is the best way to find academic journals available from the Seton Hall University Libraries!”

To learn more about Browzine, please review the Browzine Instruction Video along with the   Browzine Instruction Video and Browzine Subject Website for more information.

Need help? Book a research appointment here: Research Appointment Site

Resources on the Significance of Friendship – University Libraries

July marks the commemoration of International Friendship and its significance which extends across the globe. Making the acquaintance of others is not only a way to start dialogue, but also a learning experience on many levels. The history, dynamics, and informational nature of friendship is a means of learning the nature of this dynamic not only during the month of July, but year-round.

Celtic Knot – Symbol of Friendship

The following resources provided by the University Libraries offer a starting point for those who want to learn more about the significance of establishing contact with others.

Library Guide – Civic Engagement

Library Guide – Social Justice

Seton Cat – Articles on Friendship

Seton Cat – Books on Friendship

Need help? Book a research appointment here: Research Appointment Site

Infinity Symbol for Friendship

Exploring New Subjects in 2023

In celebration of the New Year and the in spirit of embracing the start of anything and everything that might be of personal interest, the University Libraries has several resources related to the origin stories on a wide range of topics and subject areas.

Included below is a link to various resources that can serve as a beginning point if you want to look at specific items found within our collection =

Starter List of Resources – Origins

For additional information on this topic and research assistance on any subject, please feel free to contact us via the following site =

Wishing each of you a Joyous 2023 Ahead!

Research Advice from a Senior Diplomacy Student

Laura Rogers
Laura Rogers, recent Seton Hall graduate and former student library worker

The library has many resources available that I wish I’d known about as a freshman, especially for Diplomacy students. As someone who has worked at the library for the last four years, I’d recommend that all students familiarize themselves with the library’s website, as most questions regarding the library can be answered there. On the website, you can find comprehensive lists of available books and eBooks, which are separated by subject. Many professors will put their textbooks on permanent reserve at the library. I highly recommend taking advantage of this resource, since I know how expensive some books can be and how they add up. Professors don’t always announce when books are on reserve so it’s important to check the website for yourself, especially because some professors use the same textbooks for different classes.

Another aspect of the library that few students know about is the newspaper subscriptions that are available through the website. I know that many professors encourage students to stay up to date on current events, whether it be through news or journal articles. Many of these are available for free online through the library. So, if you need to access to major newspapers like the New York Times or Wall Street Journal among others, I encourage all students to look at the subscriptions the school already has access to.

All disciplines have research guides, which are a great starting point for finding relevant databases and resources. They’re written by expert liaison librarians for each major, so I highly recommend students find out who their librarian is! I personally met with the Diplomacy subject librarian over the past four years by making a research appointment. I met with her several times to discuss papers I’ve written, including my senior thesis. She was incredibly helpful in providing me with tips to locate the sources I needed.

While the website covers most of the resources you’ll need, our subject librarians and circulation staff are always welcome to help any students navigate the resources the library offers in person or over chat or email.