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Find Articles/Databases

Need to find an Article?

Articles can be found by searching with one of the library databases found on the
Databases (A-Z Resource List). To find articles on a variety of subjects,
try Academic Search Ultimate  


Find Books/eBooks 

Use the Library Catalog to find books and select eBooks available at the Nash Library & Student Learning Commons


Search our collection of books, DVD's and other materials.
Subscription Access:New library login

Access to the library's electronic resources uses the same single login information as other Gannon services (such as portal and Blackboard), you will no longer use just your network ID and password.

  • If you connect to the library after accessing other Gannon resources you will not have to log in again. 
  • Some users may need to accept the EBSCOhost terms of agreement before proceeding to a database or search results page. 

Research Guides

On the Research Guides tab, students will find pages developed for specific programs and courses. These guides provide access to a number of resources on a topic including suggested databases, select eBooks and other online resources. In addition to program and course pages, students are encouraged to review relevant links in the Library Resources and Special Topic boxes.

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Research Consultation

Meet with a Librarian

The NLSLC librarians are here to assist students and faculty at any stage of the research process. Visit the Get Research Help page for availability and contact information.


Meet with a Writing Center Consultant

Appointments can be made with the student Writing & Research Consultants using My WConline


Visit our Tutorials page for a selection of provider and library created tutorials. Short length video and interactive tutorials highlighting various tools, search techniques and library products.



Citations help readers find sources used in your research while at the same time give credit to the original author of a particular work. There are numerous ways to cite resources in your paper. The citation style usually depends on the academic discipline. Always check with your instructor on citation style requirements.

Schedule an appointment with one of the consultants at the Writing & Research Center or visit one of the library's citation style guides for more information.

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What is Inter-library Loan?

Inter-library loan (ILL) is a service for Gannon students and faculty used to request articles or books not available full text in our resources from other libraries from across the U.S. and around the world. 

The service uses, the ILLiad interface allowing Gannon Users to create a unique account for making requests. All communications are done electronically using existing Gannon email accounts.

Visit the Interlibrary Loan page for more information.

Things to know about ILL?


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The library assumes all costs associated with retrieving articles.

Registration - email notification

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The ILL software requires users to use their Gannon email account to ensure delivery of system messages.

Delivery Time

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We depend on the holdings and willingness of others library to share requested articles. Articles are usually received and visible to students within 1-2 business days.

Group work

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When working with a group, designate one person to request and share an article. In keeping with Copyright compliance, multiple requests for the same article may delay processing.

Articles from International Journals

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Please be aware, abstracts often appear in English but the article full text will only be available in the country's specific language. Patrons are encouraged to consider other resources unless they are fluent in the specific language.

Retrieving Books

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 Due to shipping delays, we recommend online and distance students utilize the ILL services of their local public library for books not in our collection.