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Syracuse University Libraries

Using SU Libraries

Syracuse University Libraries are here to help support your personal and academic success

Current Status of the Libraries

For the current status of Syracuse University Libraries' services, resources, and spaces, please visit our updates page.

Welcome to Syracuse University Libraries!

Syracuse University Libraries are here to help support you and your academic success. This guide does not strive to be comprehensive, but instead provides quick access to some of the most helpful and widely used services and resources that we offer. If you have any questions about how SU Libraries can support you and your work, we invite you to contact us using any of the methods listed in the "Need Help?" box on the left side of this guide. This guide is one of hundreds of research and course guides that SU Libraries staff have created to support you and your learning.

Law students should please visit the SU College of Law Library's website

Top 10 (or So) Most Helpful Resources at SU Libraries

Summon & (Summon Advanced Search)
A search engine for most of the Syracuse University Libraries’ collections and other resources beyond the SU Libraries. Includes articles, books, journals, maps, sound recordings, archival materials, government documents, and more. Use for searching for articles. Narrow or expand results using multiple search refinements.

Journal Locator
A list of print and electronic journals, magazines, and newspapers available through the Syracuse University Libraries. Search or browse by title, ISSN, or subject category.

Databases A-Z
A list of databases available through the Syracuse University Libraries. Includes databases containing articles, images, data, and videos. Search for a database by title, subject area, or content type.

Research Guides 
Discover research tools, explore the research process, and locate helpful resources for a wide variety of academic topics and specific courses. Click on the "By Type" tab to see additional options. Created by your friendly librarians at Syracuse University.

Subject Librarians
Looking for specialized resources for your class or major? Reach out to one of SU Libraries' many subject librarians to support your research and learning.

Course Reserves
These are books that your professor reserves for your class.  Currently they are provided electronically if available.

Interlibrary Loan (ILL)
Looking for a book, article, or other resource that is not be available at SU Libraries? Need a chapter scan from one of the print books we have in our collection? These services and others are available through interlibrary loan.

Research Strategies and Approaches
Wondering how to approach the research process or evaluate sources? Curious how to craft a thesis statement? Need help with citation styles such as APA and MLA? Then these videos and tutorials will help you develop strategies and approaches throughout the research process. Off-campus viewers will be prompted for NetID and password. 

Working from Off Campus? 
Check out our services and resources that help support your remote learning. 

Glossary of Library Terminology
Confused by library terms? Consult this guide for help.