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➤   Off campus access information below.

Use the navigation links on the left margin to access tools and tips for researching scholarly literature in disciplines.

About the Library: here are two videos that introduce you to the library homepage and the online catalog.

Finding Articles: as you're getting started with your research, the tools and tips in this section can help you search for and access an article.

  • Link to multidisciplinary databases for searching
  • Access the full text of articles in order to read them

Sources in Conversation: you can use the tools and tips in this section of the guide to track additional sources that are connected to your article through citations or through closely related research subjects.

  • Find databases according to what discipline they cover
  • Search for known articles from a References/Works Cited list using the Journal Title search in MARQCAT
  • Using other tools/ databases to find other articles linked through citations

Discipline Conventions: tools and tips in this section can help you decipher citations and also introduce you to journal abbreviations and common sections of primary research articles from science and social science disciplines.

  • Video: "What is a Scholarly Journal Article?" University of Washington Library - an explanation of key segments of particular types of scholarly articles, specifically primary research articles in science and social science disciplines (even if you don't choose a conversation in these disciplines you might enjoy this short, humorous video)
  • Find citation style manuals so you can better decipher References/ Works Cited entries and find those articles
  • Helpful info on journal abbreviations

Librarians 1001 Podcast: short, informative podcasts that answer questions including: why so many databases? what do you mean by "discipline"? and how do I know if it's scholarly?

Off campus access methods (authentication)

  • Library Login:  This method (a proxy server) is quick and easy, and requires no setup.  Just login before clicking on library links to databases. But a few databases will not work with it, and it is less reliable when there is heavy internet traffic or a slow connection.
  • VPN (virtual private network): The VPN requires you to download an app onto both your cell phone and your computer.  It is much more reliable during times of heavy internet traffic, and is well worth the necessary setup time. Outline of the steps required for the VPN:
    1. Find detailed VPN instructions from ITS here. Click on "How do I start using GlobalProtect VPN and Duo?"
    2. Register for Duo Mobile. Two ways to do that: via an email from ITS (helpdesk@marquette.edu; you can email and ask for "the VPN registration invitation email"); or if off-campus, via Office365.
    3. Download the Duo Mobile app onto your cell phone. Allow push notifications for it.
    4. Download the GlobalProtect app onto your computer.
    5. Complete GlobalProtect setup on your computer. (See step 3 instructions under "How do I start Using GlobalProtect VPN and Duo?"

Although the detailed instructions page refers you to Information Technology Services for help, at the Raynor Information Desk we can also help with some parts of the process.  Give us a call at (414) 288-7556.