Falvey Memorial Library seeks to make our outstanding collection and services as accessable to distance learning students as to on-campus learners.
Our digital and electronic resources are available from off-campus, and librarians make every effort to extend research advice to distance learners via e-mail exchanges and telephone consultations. We offer delivery of selected resources in our print collection and work with students to arrange suitable alternatives for our print materials that cannot be delivered.
If you experience difficulties accessing the Library's resources, try the Villanova Secure Gateway. It is a service that provides University faculty and staff secure remote access to Villanova network resources from anywhere on the Internet. The service can be accessed by logging in with your LDAP user name and password.
Falvey Library Catalog WorldCat (OCLC)
A catalog of library holdings worldwide. WorldCat will indicate any local library holdings and also offers an inter-library loan request option. Dissertations and Theses Full Text (ProQuest)
A comprehensive collection of dissertations and theses with over 2.4 million dissertations and theses included from around the world.The database offers full text for most of the dissertations added since 1997 and strong retrospective full text coverage for older graduate works. Each dissertation published since July 1980 includes a 350-word abstract written by the author. Master's theses published since 1988 include 150-word abstracts. Bibliographic citations are available for dissertations dating from 1637, and more than 65,000 new citations are added to the database every year. Where available, PQDT provides 24 Page Previews of dissertations and theses. In addition, nearly one million are available for download in PDF format. (Digital dissertations and theses are archived as submitted by the degree-granting institution. Some will be Native PDF, some PDF Image). E-ZBorrow and Interlibrary Loan
Interlibrary loans are only available for books and journals which are not owned by Falvey. The E-ZBorrow service can be used for books which the library owns, but which are currently checked out. E-ZBorrow books are provided by a local library network and tend to arrive faster than interlibrary loans.
Humanities Full Text (EBSCO)
Includes many of the most important academic journals in the humanities with the full text of articles from over 300 periodicals and high-quality indexing for almost 700 journals in archaeology, art , classics, film, folklore, journalism, linguistics, music, the performing arts, philosophy, religion, world history and world literature. The database also provides coverage of interviews, bibliographies, obituaries, and original works of fiction, drama, poetry and book reviews, as well as reviews of ballets, dance programs, motion pictures, musicals, radio and television programs, plays, operas, and more. Social Sciences Full Text (EBSCO)
Index to international, English language journals in psychology, sociology, anthropology, geography, economics, political science and law. ABI/INFORM Complete (ProQuest)
The most comprehensive ABI/INFORM™ database, this comprises ABI/INFORM Global, ABI/INFORM Trade and Industry, and ABI/INFORM Dateline. The database features thousands of full-text journals, dissertations, working papers, key business and economics periodicals, country-and industry-focused reports. Literature Resource Center (Gale)
MLA International Bibliography (ProQuest)
Full-text articles from scholarly journals and literary magazines are combined with critical essays, work and topic overviews, full-text works, biographies, and more to provide a wealth of information on authors, their works, and literary movements. Cross-searching capability between Literature Resource Center (LRC) and Gale Virtual Reference Library
Consists of bibliographic records pertaining to literature, language, linguistics, and folklore. Includes citations to articles from over 4,400 journals and series published internationally, as well as monographs, collections, and various types of reference works. Subscription to the MLA International Bibliography also includes access to the MLA Directory of Periodicals.
A searchable and browsable archive of full-text core journals in the humanities, social sciences and mathematics. Project Muse
Searchable collection of recent full-text humanities, social science and mathematics journals published by Johns Hopkins University Press.
Algarin, Joanne P. Japanese Folk Literature: A Core Collection and Reference Guide. New York: R.R. Bowker, 1982.
Biographical Dictionary of Japanese Literature. Ed. Hisamatusu, Sen’ichi. New York: Kodansha International, 1976.
Japanese Women Writers: A Bio-critical Sourcebook. Ed. Chicko I. Mulhern. Wesport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1994.
Kokusai Bunka Shinkokai. Introduction to Contemporary Japanese Literature. Tokyo: University of Tokyo Press, 1972.
Lewell, John . Modern Japanese Novelists: A Biographical Dictionary. New York: Kodansha International, 1993.
Rimer, J. Thomas. A Reader’s Guide to Japanese Literature. New York: Kodansha, 1999.
The Showa anthology : modern Japanese short stories. 2 vols. Edited by Van C. Gessel and Tomone Matsumoto. Tokyo ; New York : Kodansha International Ltd., 1985.
Never type a bibliography again! RefWorks will help you easily gather, manage, and store bibliographic citations for all types of information, as well as generate footnotes and bibliographies.