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Syracuse University Libraries

Library and Information Science

A resource guide for topics related to librarianship and library/information science.

Research Process Guide

This guide is a very helpful tool as it offers research tips and links to resources from developing your topic to citing sources.

Search Strategy Tools

The Constructing a Search worksheet is a useful tool for mapping concepts and potential searches prior to starting your search in a database:

Featured Databases

Additional specialized resources in many subject areas are available on the SU Libraries' databases page.  Resources are also listed on subject guides

Your Google Scholar

Google scholar link:

Google Scholar will link to our full text online articles even off-campus if you set up your Syracuse University affiliation in Google Scholar Settings.  Follow the steps below.

NOTE:  Setting up Google Scholar to link to our library holdings must be done when you are off-campus.

  1. Go to Google Scholar (
  2. Click on More options icon in google scholarin the upper left corner, then select Settings or Settings icon in google scholar
  3. Click on Library Links in the left column.
  4. Type Syracuse University in the Library Links search box.
  5. Select Syracuse University, Syracuse University Libraries – Gale Full Text, and Open WorldCat.
  6. Click Save.
  7. Full text links will be found in the right column of a search results page.  When no full-text link is given try clicking on the title and sometimes the full-text will be available.

Journal Evaluation Sources

These resources provide a wide variety of information about journals, such as acceptance rate, metrics, and author instructions, which are useful when conducting research or selecting publishing venues.

Suggest a Resource

Please feel free to suggest a resource for the Libraries' collections via this form or by emailing Brenna. SU Libraries welcomes your suggestions and feedback.

Interlibrary Loan

For resources not in Syracuse University Libraries' collection, a request could be submitted via SU Libraries' Interlibrary Loan (ILL) Request Form. SU Libraries will request the item on your behalf. Articles and book chapters are typically sent to your SU email within 1-2 business days.