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Welcome

Library Services

Welcome to Monsignor William Barry Memorial Library!

This guide will help you to use the resources and services provided by Monsignor William Barry Memorial Library.  If you have any questions, suggestions, or concerns please contact me at bdigiallonardo@barry.edu or 305-899-3773.

Contact Us

Remember! We are here to help. If you need any assistance with using the library and its resources, contact us for assistance.

Email: libraryhelp@barry.edu

Phone: 305-899-3760

Browse our subject guides:  eguides.barry.edu

Check out our knowledge base:  Library FAQs

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Reference & Instruction Librarian

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Bonnie DiGiallonardo
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Individual or group research assistance on WebEx or Zoom are a great way to get personalized instruction.
Email or call me to set up an appointment. Telephone: 305.899.3773

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Access

Step 1:  Log-in to Barry University Intranet @ go.barry.edu

Step 2:  Click on the Library icon on the landing page.

Step 3: This is the library's intranet page. You are now authenticated to use all of the resources available in the library.

Certain items will ask you to sign in again. Note on the screen below that only your username before the @symbol is required.

You may encounter this authentication error.
Try clearing your computer's cookies & cache.
Google Chrome is the best browser for the library's resources. 

If this does not work, contact a librarian : libraryhelp@barry.edu  Please include a screen shot of the error message.

Search Tools

Search Tools

Here are the Library's search tools for finding resources in our collection:

  • Databases – a digital collection of academic journals, journal articles, eBooks, streaming video, etc.
  • Library Catalog – searches the Library’s collection of books/eBooks, streaming video, archives, music scores, course reserves, etc. Does not search for individual articles-use databases.
  • Single Search - Submits queries across all Library holdings and aggregates the results.
  • InterLibrary Loan - provides access to resources that are not available at the Monsignor William Barry Memorial Library.

Contact us for assistance in locating materials for your area of research. Remember! Never pay for an article!

Databases

Databases are electronic indexes or catalogs of published books, journals, journal articles, conference papers, data, etc. The Monsignor William Barry Memorial Library subscribes to nearly 150 electronic databases.

On the Barry Library Homepage, you will find in the center column Databases by Subject and Databases by Title.

Databases by Subject: Here is a list of categories that will help you choose the best databases for your area of study.

Databases by Title: Here you will find links and descriptions of our databases in alphabetical order.

  • Select the first letter in the database name (ex: "E" for ERIC).
  • Scroll through the complete list of databases.

Search BU Library Catalog

Use the Library Catalog to find:

  • Books/eBooks
  • Streaming Video/DVDs
  • Archival Materials
  • Thesis/Dissertations
  • Course Reserves
  • Music Scores

Use wildcards, boolean operators, limiters, and grouping for better results.
Visit the 'Help" or 'FAQ' links below for additional information.

HAPPY SEARCHING!

Single Search

Using the library's single search engine, you will be able to find most of the resources available from the Monsignor William Barry Memorial Library, including books and eBooks, journal articles, streaming audio/video, DVDs & videos, dissertations and theses, and much more.

Other Libraries

Interlibrary Loan (ILL) provides current Barry University Faculty, Staff, and Students access to resources not available at the Monsignor William Barry Memorial Library.

ILL’s hours of operation are Monday–Friday from 9:00 am-5:00 pm. Borrowing services can be reached at 305-899-3943 or at ill@barry.edu.

The SEFLIN One Card Program is a reciprocal borrowing program available to SEFLIN member academic, public, and school libraries across Broward, Palm Beach, Martin, Miami-Dade Counties' Libraries. Participation in the program is voluntary. Each participating institution issues the SEFLIN One Card to its patrons, students, faculty, and professional library staff according to its own policies. Find a university using the Member Institution link below for its policy information.

A SEFLIN OneCard is available (free) to all currently registered Barry students in Southeast Florida - request a SEFLIN OneCard at the Library's Main Floor Circulation Desk. To receive a SEFLIN card by mail, contact Circulation Supervisor at 305.899.3943 or 1.800.756.6000 x3943.

WorldCat contains over 40 million citations to books, periodicals, sound recordings, videos, musical scores, archival materials and much more, representing holdings of most libraries in North America and some in Europe.

You can search for popular books, music CDs and videos—all of the physical items you're used to getting from libraries. You can also discover many new kinds of digital content, such as downloadable audiobooks. You may also find article citations with links to their full text; authoritative research materials, such as documents and photos of local or historic significance; and digital versions of rare items that aren't available to the public. Because WorldCat libraries serve diverse communities in dozens of countries, resources are available in many languages.

Articles

Databases - Finding Articles

 

Databases are online, searchable collections of information resources, such as journal articles, eBooks, videos, reports, monographs, etc.
Find resources about a specific topic by using keywords, subject headings, authors, and more. Use limiters to narrow your results.

Barry Databases

Databases by Subject

Frequently Used Databases

Google Scholar

Google Scholar Search

When using Google Scholar through the Library's access, your results will indicate whether the item is available at Barry or through open access.

Evaluating Sources

There is a vast amount of information available on the Internet. However, the Internet is not regulated by any agency, so anyone can post information that may not be reliable. Therefore, it is important to evaluate the information before using it as a source.

The following websites will help with evaluating Internet sources:

Evaluating Sources (2:16) Western University

News & Magazines

Books & eBooks

eBook Collections

Dissertation and Thesis Databases

Google Books

Google Books is a large, for the most part full text searchable, database with millions of scanned books from libraries or directly from publishers.

Google Book Search

Journals

eJournal Directory: Barry's Online Journals

Use the eJournal Directory to locate Barry Library's electronic journal collection either by title or subject.

With the eJournal Directory you can find a specific journal title, e.g., Journal of School Counseling, or choose a group of eJournals based on a subject related to your research (Education).
eJournal Directory lists the database(s) which include full-text articles for that journal. Some journals are included in more than one database. Before selecting a database, note the years available for that journal.

NOTE: The eJournal Directory allows you to search specific journals. To research a topic across many journals, use databases.

Print Journal Search

Videos

Academic Video Online: Premium

Academic Video Online: Premium - Streaming video resource covering the following areas and more: art, architecture, counseling and therapy, dance, education, law and public safety, literature, opera, psychology, theatre, and musical performance.

Films On Demand

Films On Demand - Web-based digital video delivery service.

 

Kanopy

Kanopy - Video streaming platform with over 30,000 award-winning documentaries, foreign and indie films, training films, classic movies and more.

Writing & Citing

Glenn Hubert Writing Center

Located in Garner 113, the Glenn Hubert Writing Center is a free resource available to help Barry University students, faculty, and alumni to improve their writing skills and become better writers. The Writing Center staff of professional tutors, provides students with recommendations and suggestions on organization, structure, content, grammar, and documentation.

Purdue OWL

Purdue OWL is the foremost writing assistance resource. You will find a multitude of resources detailing all aspects of research and writing.

How to Develop a Good Research Topic

This 4:33 minute video demonstrates how easy it is to develop a good topic. Well worth the time!

Citation Research Guide

Everything you need to know to properly cite your sources!

Plagiarism- Short Videos

Print Resources

Tests and Measures

Test Instrument Databases

Measures Freely Available on the Internet

Web Sites

Useful Web Sites

Evaluating Websites

There is a vast amount of information available on the Internet.  However, the Internet is not regulated by any agency, so anyone can post information that may not be reliable.  Therefore, it is important to evaluate the information before using it as a source.

The following websites will help with evaluating Internet sources:

Health Services Administration

Health Services Administration

The Bachelor of Science in Health Services Administration (B.S.) is designed to prepare the student for a career in the health services industry in an administrative capacity. The program of study will give students a broad view of today’s health care system and will prepare its graduates for entry and middle management positions in such areas as hospital, medical or dental clinics, group medical practices, managed care organizations, long-term care facilities, insurance companies, home health agencies, and governmental health agencies. Management skills and business practices used in today’s complex health care systems are emphasized.

Databases

Relevant Books in the Collection

Human Resource Administration

Human Resources Administration

The Human Resources specialization and Post-Baccalaureate Certificate program are of special interest to students employed in the area of human resources development or administration and are designed to address the HR body of knowledge recommended by the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) in order to prepare for the PHR and SPHR exams.

Databases

Relevant Books in the Collection

Primary Sources

Organizational Leadership

Organizational Leadership

The Organizational Leadership Specialization is an interdisciplinary studies program that explores a variety of leadership-related topics, issues, and competencies. Students who successfully complete the Organizational Leadership Specialization will:

  • Possess a foundation in the theory and practice relevant to Organizational Leadership
  • Possess related knowledge, skill and abilities that are associated with leadership success

Databases

Relevant Books in the Collection

Primary Sources