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Tips for Access to Library Resources

  • The simplest way to initiate library research is to open up your favorite browser and go directly to library.villanova.edu.  MyNova is great for University information, tools and  email but does not enhance the online library experience.
  • Library subscription databases are authenticated with a single sign on.  Once you login to a single database with your Villanova email user name and password you will have access to all others. 
  • You will not be able to access known library resources by simply Googling them. 
  • Firewalls at workplaces are a common impediment to accessing library databases.  To avoid this problem find an open network connection elsewhere.  Few employers IT departments are willing to adjust firewalls.
  • Benefit can be gained by working within the Villanova gateway particularly if the authentication process for a library resources is malfunctioning.  To do this go to gateway.villanova.edu.  Log in with your Villanova email user name and password and start the network connection.  This will allow you to use library resources within a secure connection.
  • If your can not get onto a database on the weekend, REPORT DATABASE SERVICE INTERRUPTIONS to Access Services 610-519-4270 and UNIT 610-519-7777

Orientation Video to Library Resources

The Falvey Library HRD Research Playlist is a great place for auditory and visual learners to find out how to use library research materials.


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

Business Expert Press
Applied concise ebooks on marketing, management, operations, accounting and managerial finance by experts for non-experts

eBook Collection (EBSCO)
A collection of current imprint digital books covering a wide range of subjects.

ProQuest Ebook Central

E-books covering a wide range of subjects.


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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.

Accounting & Tax Periodicals (ProQuest)
Based on the Accountants' Index, this quintessential tool for professionals provides current accounting, taxation, and financial management information. National and international in scope, key publications focus on accounting policies and standards, state and national tax legislation, corporate and individual taxation, compensation and pension plans, and corporate financial management, as well as profiles of accounting firms, CPAs, and management consulting firms.

Business Abstracts with Full Text (EBSCO)
Contains business magazines and scholarly journals for more than 510 publications back to 1995.

Business Source Premier (EBSCO)
Business Source Premier is a full-text, scholarly and trade article database covering a wide range of topics including management, marketing, accounting, finance, economics, international business, operations management and management information systems.

Communication & Mass Media Complete (EBSCO)
CMMC offers cover-to-cover indexing and abstracts for more than 570 journals, and selected coverage of nearly 200 more, for a combined coverage of more than 770 titles; furthermore, this database includes full text for over 450 journals. CMMC incorporates the content of CommSearch (formerly produced by the National Communication Association) and Mass Media Articles Index (formerly produced by Penn State) along with numerous other journals in communication, mass media, and other closely-related fields of study.

Conference Board Business & Economics Portfolio
Economic indicator datasets and global macroeconomic time series for economists.  Quality reports, interviews and studies on leadership, compensation, organizational development, operations, globalization, diversity, sustainability, innovation and more for he management and HRD professionals.

Congressional Research Service (CRS) Reports
Congressional Research Service (CRS) is a think tank that provides research reports to members of Congress. Reports also collected at http://digital.library.unt.edu/explore/collections/CRSR/.  CRS does not make even its non-confidential publications directly available to the public online. The Federation of American Scientists endeavors to provide current, regularly updated public access to as many non-confidential CRS reports as possible. These reports are provided without congressional or CRS authorization as a public service. The U.S. Department of State also provides a selection of Congressional Research Service (CRS) Reports and Issue Briefs at http://fpc.state.gov/c18185.htm.

"DigitalCommons@ILR is a DigitalCommons project that offers electronic access to unique material that encompasses every aspect of the workplace. It is a service of the Martin P. Catherwood Library, School of Industrial and Labor Relations at Cornell University. Research and scholarly output included within the DigitalCommons@ILR has been selected and deposited by the individual departments, centers, institutes, and programs within the School of Industrial and Labor Relations (ILR).

EconLit with Full Text (EBSCO)
Citations and abstracts of journal articles, books, working papers and dissertations from 1969 to present based on the Journal of Economic Literature's subject classification. This enhanced version of EconLit includes the full text of all AEA journals and roughly 600 other scholarly journals.

General scholarly legal database with current U.S., foreign and international law, law review articles, legal classics and historical documents. Provides fully-searchable and image-based text of over 500 law journals, Supreme Court Reports, Treaties in Force, Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents (1977-2003) and the Federal Register (1936-1994).

Lexis Nexis Academic
Provides full-text access to a wide range of news (national, international, regional, business, legal, and foreign language), business (company financial news and information, accounting, auditing & tax information, industry and market news), and legal (law reviews, federal case law, state legal research) sources. It also features news transcripts, the U.S. Code, Constitution & Court rules, state and country profiles, medical abstracts, and reference & directory sources.
"LexisNexis online services and the materials contained therein are under copyright by LexisNexis. All rights reserved. No part of these Services may be used except for research purposes, and the Services may not be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording or otherwise without the prior written permission of the LexisNexis Academic Library Solutions. Materials retrieved from the Services may not be duplicated in hard copy or machine-readable form without the prior written authorization of LexisNexis Academic & Library Solutions, except that limited reproduction of output is permitted solely for individual use by the Authorized User or internal distribution within the Subscribing Institution in accordance with the terms of this Agreement unless further limited or prohibited by the Copyright Act of 1976. Under no circumstances may the Materials or any portion thereof be used to create derivative products or services."

Philadelphia Business Journal (American City Business Journals)
Searchable full text access to Philadelphia Business Journal and their Book of Lists with a 10 year archive of content.  With 39 additional cities covered in the Business Journals, this is a great source for intelligence about local business conditions and trends.

ProQuest Business Periodicals (ProQuest)
Simultaneously search all business & industry periodicals available through Proquest Central, including the ABI/Inform databases, concentrated publications on the pharmaceutical, banking, computing and telecommunications industries and Canadian, Asian and European business news.

ProQuest Social Science Journals
Indexes over 570 journals, with much full text access. Disciplines covered include addiction studies, gerontology, econometrics, international relations, minority studies, urban studies, and more.

PsycINFO (ProQuest)
Indexes journals, dissertations and some books in the fields of personality psychology, social psychology, educational psychology and more.
Practice advanced search features with the interactive PsycINFO Tutorial.

Sociological Abstracts (ProQuest)
Covers sociological topics in fields such as anthropology, economics, education, medicine, community development, philosophy, demography, political science, and social psychology. Journals published by sociological associations, groups, faculties and institutes, and periodicals containing the term "sociology" in their titles are abstracted fully.

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 Reference Materials

Encyclopedia of Business Ethics and Society
Spans the relationships among business, ethics, and society by including numerous entries that feature broad coverage of corporate social responsibility, the obligation of companies to various stakeholder groups, the contribution of business to society and culture, and the relationship between organizations and the quality of the environment.

Encyclopedia of Career Development
This encyclopedia includes coverage of the following topics: theoretical perspectives, social contexts, career development, career patterns, legislation and regulation, assessment, job search and recruiting, and professional associations. Entries provide a substantial overview of the given topic, along with recommendations for further reading and related entries.

Encyclopedia of Industrial and Organizational Psychology
The Encyclopedia is designed to be an introduction to the topics of I/O psychology for an audience including undergraduate students, beginning graduate students of I/O psychology and related disciplines, lay audiences seeking a nontechnical description of the field and its practices, practitioners wishing to stay abreast of the changes and updates in the field, and even the PhD-level academic seeking a portal into a new specialty area. It should also be noted that although the Encyclopedia is designed to be comprehensive in its coverage of topics, it is not meant to provide comprehensive treatments of any given topic.

Encyclopedia of Leadership
The Encyclopedia of Leadership brings together for the first time most of what is known and what truly matters about leadership as part of the human experience. Nearly four hundred entries written by leading scholars and experts from seventeen countries explore leadership theories, leadership practice, and the effects of leadership in the real world. Recognizing that leadership is a process and not a person, much of the encyclopedia examines leadership in its rich and complex situational context. We also recognize that the leadership story is often revealed through individuals. About a third of the work—some 150 entries—is devoted to biographical essays focused on leaders (and their followers) and on case studies of leadership events and moments. These entries and another three hundred sidebars of primary text show leadership in action in corporations and state houses, schools, churches, small businesses, neighborhoods, and nonprofit organizations.

Sage Handbook of Workplace Learning
This volume presents a comprehensive study of work and workplace learning in its many manifestations and contested areas. This Handbook draws together the three essential areas of Theory, Research and Practice, and Issues in the field of Workplace Learning and is structured accordingly. The final chapters focus on issues, future developments, and directions, with recommendations for further development.

The SAGE Handbook of Human Resource Management
This handbook covers the range of human resources topics with concise articles. Entries cover the nuts and bolts of human resource management, as well as contemporary issues and sectoral perspectives.

 Search Guides/Videos

Quick Overview of Falvey Memorial Library Webpage
This brief video presentation (3:30 minutes) will orient you to the library's webpage. Get to know this useful resource!

Research Papers Part I: What are scholarly articles?
A brief video presentation to define scholarly journal articles, such as you may be asked to use in your research papers.

Research Papers Part II: Finding scholarly articles
A brief video presentation to help you find relevant scholarly articles using the library's resources.

Research Papers Part III: Database searching simplified
Useful tips for searching databases for articles.

Library Tutorials
A collection of additional tutorial videos. Topics include a virtual tour of the library, how to use online encyclopedias, and how to use RefWorks.

Refworks Tutorial
A comprehensive tutorial on how to use Refworks, a web-based tool to help manage your citations. The tutorial is broken into short sections by topic.

Business Source Premier Example Searches
The search strategies demonstrated in this video can be applied to many of the other article databases listed on this subject guide.

Finding Full Text from Article Databases

Finding Full Text with an Article Citation

Finding Full Text from the Library Catalog

Linda Hauck is the subject librarian for Human Resources Development and is available for research consultations, instruction, curricular support & purchase requests.

lhauck Linda Hauck
Business Librarian
Falvey Library, Villanova University
800 Lancaster Avenue
Villanova , PA , 19085
Falvey Library, Room 222

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