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Faculty guide to navigating the Kean University Library.
Last Updated: Jul 22, 2014 URL: Print Guide RSS Updates

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Library Barcode

We invite you to activate your library privileges by obtaining a Library Barcode for your Kean photo ID card. The Barcode will enable you to check out books, access the Library's E-book collection (130,000 titles and growing), and search the Library's research databases from off-campus. Click here to find out how to get your Barcode. 

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Research Guides

Click Research Guides Home to access a collection of subject-focused research resources. Kean University librarians created these guides to provide recommendation for starting research, finding books, finding articles (and selecting databases), finding Web sites, and citing sources.

Please feel free to incorporate links to specific Research Guides into your course Blackboard pages or syllabi.

In addition, several guides were created specifically for faculty:


Class Handouts

Visit the Class Handouts page to access a list of handouts originally created by librarians for specific undergraduate and graduate classes.

Please feel free to share any of these handouts with your students or to incorporate the links into your course Blackboard pages or syllabi.

Video Modules

The following video modules were created by librarians Craig Anderson and Linda Cifelli for the Research & Technology classes taught by Dr. Melda Yildiz, Dr. Claudie Knezek, and Professor Bridget Lepore. Each brief video lasts about 5 minutes. We recommend that you view the videos in the order listed.

  • Selecting Research Tools
    Demonstrates how you can use the library's Research Guides, class handouts, and Databases page to select research resources and databases for your particular research topic.
  • Database Searching I
    Covers basic database searching techniques, such as truncation symbols and Boolean operators (and/or).
  • Database Searching II
    Focuses on advanced database searching techniques, such as phrase searching (quotation marks), searching by Subject headings, and field searching.
  • Database Search Results
    Covers options for managing a search results list, such as limiting to scholarly/peer reviewed articles, sorting by relevance/date, and accessing full-text articles.

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  Ask a Librarian

Listed below are options available for you to contact a reference librarian and ask for help with your research.

Disclaimer: The Kean University Library is not responsible for the content of Web sites sponsored by external entities. Links are for educational purposes only. A Web site's presence on this list does not represent an endorsement of the site's contents. Some sites may contain graphic images or text.

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