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Check Bryn Mawr's, Haverford's, or Swarthmore's library websites for additional resources during COVID-19.

Advanced Research Strategies Workshop (HC): Introduction

Summer 2020

Library Stacks

           History majors in the Lutnick book stacks (Source: Anhara Disko)

Accessing Resources during the Pandemic

1) Accessing the Libraries' Digital Resources
If you start at this course research guide or the Tripod library catalog, you will be prompted to sign in and authenticate through the Off-campus Access page (Option A below) when you click on an online resource link .
 
If you plan to work in-depth on a research paper when you are off campus, use VPN software (Option B).  Once you authenticate, you can then connect to resources (with Haverford subscriptions) on the open Web as well as use URLS you have already saved or those sent by faculty and librarians.  

   A) Off-campus Access through Tripod
                    Bryn Mawr  https://login.proxy.brynmawr.edu/login
                    Haverford  https://ezproxy.haverford.edu/login
Use your email user name (no @haverford.edu) and password to log on.  You will need to navigate through Tripod, rather than typing URLs in the search box for your entire session.  The proxy prefix has to remain in your URL in order to access digital materials to which Haverford subscribes.

   B) Download VPN software from Campus IT Services
                   Bryn Mawr  https://techdocs.blogs.brynmawr.edu/1019   Go to Using the VPN with personal computers (Windows) or Using the VPN with Apple computers
                   Haverford:  https://iitskb.sites.haverford.edu/knowledge-base/installing-the-vpn-client/
When you log into VPN with your email user name (do not add @ brynmawr or haverford.edu) and password, all the subscriptions in Tripod will work even when you go through the Web rather than Tripod.  It is simpler to do in-depth research with VPN rather than the library proxy. 
 
2.  Requesting Resources that are not Available Online in Tripod

Bryn Mawr users can request journal articles and essays through the Articles and Interlibrary Loan Services on this page.

They can request online materials using the form on this page

Haverford Libraries will fulfill student, faculty, and staff requests for materials by providing digital copies of items when possible.  Use these forms linked from Tripod and the libraries' homepage to request the titles you need:

          Articles

          Books or DVDs

 

3.  Accessing Resources Made Freely available by Publishers

              Bryn Mawr:  Library Resources during COVID-19

              Haverford:  Free Access during Covid-19

Librarians are updating these lists regularly as more resources become available. 

Subject Guide

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Margaret Schaus

Research Support

 

Subject specialist librarians work with students, faculty, staff and alumni in every area of interest.  They provide intensive, one-on-one support of students throughout their college careers, culminating in their senior thesis projects.    

See this listing for librarians by subject area. Please email the librarian who best matches your topic area.  In the message please include a sentence or two about your research question and problems you may have encountered.

In meeting with a librarian, you can get help developing a research question and beginning a search.  Folks who are further along in the process can get advice on research tools, answers to specific questions, and new sources. The librarian drafts research notes ahead of time, adds to them during the meeting, and sends the results afterward.  The notes cover search strategies, research tools, and references to important individual scholarly titles.