Hi! I'm Kathy McGowan, the librarian for Education, Counseling and Human Development. If you need any kind of help at all, please don't hesitate to contact me. In addition to email, phone and chat conversations, students frequently schedule appointments to meet with me one-on-one. I can help you find articles for your research topics, suggest methods for organizing and collecting materials, and serve as a contact/resource. I look forward to working with you!
Search the Voyager Catalog to find books, journals (not journal articles!), dvds, dissertations and theses, electronic databases and electronic texts available in the University of Rochester Libraries.
Search the WorldCat database to identify books and other materials that have been published but which may not be available at the University of Rochester Libraries. Select the [icon here] to link to a filled out interlibrary loan request form.
1. I have a reference to a specific journal article. How do I find the article?
Check eJournals to see if the journal is online. Search by the title of the journal (NOT the article). For example, a search for Educational Researcher finds this:
The article I want is in a 2008 issue of Educational Researcher so I click on the Sage Publications link. I then see the publisher website for Educational Researcher and I will either type the title of my article into the search box on the Sage site or select the volume and issue I need by scanning the date list.
If the journal you want is either not in eJournals or the coverage dates are wrong:
If you have the title of an article but don't know the title of the journal:
2. I'd like to read a book in the Rhees stacks. Is there a way to have it held for me?
Yes! We'd be happy to retrieve the book and hold it for you at the Rush Rhees circulation desk.We will email you when the book is available.
Select "Request This Item" near the top of the page.
3. My journal article is only available in paper or microform format. Can I get a copy?
Yes! We'll make a pdf of the article and send it to you through the interlibrary loan system. This usually takes 24 hours and there is no charge.