Access to JSTOR journals and ebooks has expanded

The Library has been granted temporary access to the following JSTOR journal collections as well as expanded access to over 35,000 e-books on the JSTOR platform through June 30, 2020.  The following full-text JSTOR journal collections are now available:  Arts & Sciences Collections:  IX and XIV; Business IV; Ecology & Botany II; Hebrew Journals; Ireland Collection; Jewish Studies; Lives of Literature; Security Studies; and Sustainability.

Access to these online full-text resources is available to University of Scranton faculty, students and staff through the My Scranton portal under Library’s tab by clicking on the “Databases” link and selecting JSTOR.

Access to online journals is also available by searching on the Library page in the Periodicals Search box for a particular journal title and clicking on the associated link to access the full-text.

Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions about accessing these materials.

EasyBib Update

EasyBib, the Library’s online citation tool, has now become EasyBib EDU. To gain access to EasyBib EDU, students and faculty will need to input a special Coupon Code that is unique to The University of Scranton. The Coupon Code only needs to be entered once to gain access to EasyBib EDU for the duration of the academic year.

Our Coupon Code is: uniofPA962 (Please note, the coupon code is NOT case sensitive)

Faculty and Students with Existing EasyBib Accounts:
● Login to your existing EasyBib account via the EDU link:
● You will be prompted to enter in the coupon code: uniofPA962 and your account will be upgraded to EDU access
● Students and Faculty with projects (bibliographies and notes) from prior EasyBib use will still have their work with them in EasyBib EDU.

New Faculty and Students to EasyBib EDU:
● First click the blue “Sign up for EasyBib EDU” button on:
● Then enter in the University’s coupon code: uniofPA962
● Students and Faculty will be prompted to fill in a registration form, and are then directed to their new EasyBib EDU accounts

Information and articles on how to use EasyBib can be found in their Support Center: 817998-getting-started/articles

Please feel free to contact the EasyBib Customer Success Team if you have any in-depth questions, concerns or need clarification at:

Please feel free to contact me if you have any additional questions.

Thank you, Narda Tafuri, Acquisitions Librarian, x7811

Please note:  EasyBib is currently using the following citation style editions, as noted on the bottom of the screen: “We cite according to the 7th ed. of MLA, 6th ed. of APA, and 16th ed. of Chicago (7th ed. Turabian).”

You can select to cite using the MLA, 8th edition by searching for it in the “More” dropdown next to “Chicago” on the citation page. However, EasyBib Customer Support has indicated that it is a “testing version.”   They are aiming to have MLA 8 out within the next month.

Come CELEBRATE the Library’s 20th Anniversary And Get Gifts, Prizes and Information!

When: Thursday, September 13th  10 a.m. – 12 Noon or  1 p.m. – 3 p.m.

and Friday, September 14th 10 a.m. – 12 noon

Where: 24 Hour Room Library First Floor

What gifts, prizes and information?  Our leading database vendors will be on hand to answer your toughest questions and queries.   There will be giveaway gifts and refreshments too!

We will be holding free raffles every 15 minutes for some extra, special prizes:

Leather Portfolio cases

Stainless Steel travel mugs


Rosewood, 2-GB flashdrive/pen combo

iPod Nano

Barnes & Noble gift cards

Each day there will be a special drawing for a Kindle Fire!

Don’t miss this special opportunity to hear about Library resources from the source:







Oxford University Press

GALE / Cengage Learning

Drop by, stay and talk to the vendors as long as you like.  No reservations are necessary.

Steve Berry, Distinguished Author Award Recipient

From left to right: Dr. Hal W. Baillie, Provost; Steve Berry; Dr. Gretchen A. Welby, Chair, Distinguished Author Award Event; Charles E. Kratz, Jr., Dean of the Library and Information Fluency

Steve Berry was presented with the Royden B. Davis, S.J. Distinguished Author Award at a gala dinner with an oriental theme on Saturday, March 19 in the DeNaples Center Ballroom.  Steve Berry spoke to the audience about how he became a writer.  He stated that he did not begin writing until he was 35 years old.  He said that “every writer has a little voice in their head” that keeps nagging at them to write and is not satisfied until they start.  He started writing and kept at it for a number of years, going to a weekly writers’ criticism group, to improve his work.  And then he got lucky.  He got an agent which can actually be more difficult than getting a publisher.  He got 88 rejections and then he got a break.  In spring 2002, Doubleday bought a book from an unknown author.  The book turned out to be The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown.  It turned out to be a blockbuster hit.  Because of the genre that he writes, mystery thrillers, the next thing he knew Berry was signed by a publisher.  The main character of many of his books, detective Cotton Malone, is featured in his most recent work, The Emperor’s Tomb. Berry’s books have been translated into multiple languages and are now in 51 countries.  Along with his successful writing career, Berry’s love of history has led him and his wife Elizabeth, to create a foundation:  History Matters ( to help raise funds for the preservation and restoration of historical treasures.  His advice for anyone who is writing or wanting to write is to: “stick in there.”

A Last Minute Candidate for Your Vote!

We have received one more chair for consideration from Sauder.  It is called the “Reflect” and will come with a tablet arm and cup holder.  It has been put in the 1st floor Bound Periodicals area with the other samples.   All of the samples will be here through next Thursday (Oct. 14).

Feel free to take a test drive!

Vote for Me!

Vote for Your Favorite Chair!

Which chair will be the winner?

The Library has gotten in 4 (four) sample chairs, called:  Hush, Huddle, Reveal and Stonehedge as possible acquisitions for the new 24 Hour Room.   Large sheets of paper have been posted at the end of the stacks in the Bound Periodicals area with a picture of each chair and the request for students to:  “Vote for your favorite chair” .  The chairs will be here through next Friday (Oct. 8th) at which time we will see which chair(s) is/are the “winner(s)”