|Books||See the non-e-book sections of Finding Books.|
|Journals||Most of our journals are online, but a few are in the Library in print. Browse in the Front Reading Room on the Library main floor, or see "How should I search for a specific type of item (videorecording, journal, etc.)?" on Finding Books to learn how to search for journals in the Library catalog. In the Power Search screen, set "location" to "PERIODICALS" to search for print journals.|
These are located in the Information Commons as you enter the Library. Reference books are good starting points for researching a topic, but you'll probably need more in-depth books for a paper bibliography.
|Archival materials||Archival materials are generally used for in-depth, advanced historical research. For more information on Rosemont's collections, see Rosemont Archives. The archives can only be accessed by appointment. See the "Using the Archives" box at the far right for details.|
If you specifically need print resources for any reason, the Library Catalog at Kistler Library will always be the best place to start.
If what you need isn't available in print at Rosemont, you can always try to find it at another institution. Just like you should start with the Library catalog to find materials at Kistler Library, you should start with WorldCat to find materials at other libraries.
What Is WorldCat?
WorldCat is just what it sounds like: a "world catalog." It's used to search for books, manuscripts, web resources, videos and other materials published worldwide, and identify the libraries that hold them.
How Do I Search WorldCat?
What Do I Do Once I've Found Something In WorldCat?
See How Do I Get Books And Articles? for information on ordering items through Interlibrary Loan, and borrowing items from area libraries.
If Kistler Library does not have firsthand access to the research materials you need, you can utilize Interlibrary Loan (ILL) to request a specific item be borrowed on your behalf.
You may also visit an area library with which we have a reciprocal borrowing agreement to check out items directly. Rosemont College is a member of both SEPCHE (Southeastern Pennsylvania Consortium of Higher Education) and TCLC (Tri-State College Library Cooperative):
Local public libraries can also be terrific resources for materials not held by Rosemont. The Free Library of Philadelphia, open to all PA residents, offers the streaming video services Kanopy and Hoopla and the elearning platform Lynda/LinkedIn Learning.
Note: Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, these libraries may be closed to the public or operating with restrictions on access and borrowing.