Villanova University Information

The University website is full of information about the University's practices. If you aren't sure which department's pages would be most useful, try entering your keywords in the search box.

Villanova University, 1842-1992 : American--Catholic--Augustinian

This book provides a history of Villanova University, in honor of its 150th anniversary.

Other works about Villanova history.

Newspaper Articles

  Chronicle of Higher Education
(1989-present) Coverage of issues in higher education.

  Villanovan (Current)
Online edition of current issue of Villanova's student newspaper, The Villanovan.

  Philadelphia Inquirer, 1981- (NewsBank)
Contains the complete text of articles covered beginning with 1981.

  Lexis Nexis Academic  Limitations on Use
An alternate source for news articles from the Villanovan (1995-present) and the Philadelphia Inquirer. Also includes many other news sources.

  Villanovan (1893-1995)
Scanned copies of the Villanovan are full text searchable in Falvey's Digital Library. Open the PDF and use the Find feature to search out keywords. Print copies of articles published since 1995 can be requested at the front desk or through the library's ILLiad service. Please use call number LD4834 .S75V (Garey Hall).

Opinions and Opposing Views

  Opposing Viewpoints in Context (Gale)


  CQ Researcher (CQ Press)


Books are a useful source of scholarly information. Although you may not have time to read entire books for your project, individual chapters may be useful. Begin at the table of contents and index to find the most relevant sections.

  Falvey Library Catalog
The Library's catalog enables patrons to search & browse Falvey Library’s collection of books, journals, audio/video materials, electronic resources and more.

Scholarly Articles

Scholarly articles are an important source in most research projects. They are typically written by college professors or other experts. They are published by reputable sources and reviewed by the author's peers and an editorial board.

For more information on different types of articles, see the Learn to identify scholarly journals guide.

  Articles & More Search
This page enables you to search millions of full text articles and other electronic resources available through the Falvey Library. While it doesn't provide access to everything the library has to offer, it is an excellent starting point for your searches.

 Subject-Specific Article Databases

  Humanities Full Text (EBSCO)

  Social Sciences Full Text (EBSCO)

  Business Source Premier (EBSCO)

  Scopus (Elsevier)

Or, check out the library's Subject Guides for even more subject specific resources.

Citations & Academic Integrity

Simple tips for scholarly research:

  • Your ideas supported by the research of others
    • Paraphrase or direct quote
    • Always cite ideas of others
  • Readers can easily find  ideas or facts referenced in your paper

Citation Resources

Turabian Citation Guide

Citation Styles: A Primer with Resources (MLA, APA, Chicago, Sciences, AP)