Research tips for students

Many thanks to Kelsey Hanlon, a public relations major here at Millersville University, for writing this piece as part of her PR Writing course with Dr. Russel-Loretz.

Tips for Millersville University Students to find resources during the  Library’s renovation

Millersville’s library will be under intense renovation in summer of 2011 to fall of 2013. The entire library will be under construction during those two years. This means students will need to be able to find their research resources elsewhere, and the library has come up with several alternatives to help their students with their studies.

  • The best way to find scholarly journals and articles for papers is the library website located at or linked from the Millersville home page. Here, students can look up a plethora of reliable sources, for free. The site provides search pages which can help you narrow down your topic.
  • Students will be able to find help from the librarians who will be located in personal offices throughout different educational buildings on campus. Each librarian has expertise in certain subject areas and will be located in departmental buildings accordingly. The librarians will be available during office hours, virtually (chat, email, phone and text), and for one-on-one research appointments.
  • Selected materials from the library will move to Gerhart Hall, located on Fredrick St. behind the Hash Building. This will include the DVD/VHS collection, juvenile and curriculum materials, graphic novels and course reserves.
  • There will be touch screen, self-help kiosks throughout the  Student Memorial Center. Study spaces for both individual and collaborative work will be made available across campus. Stay tuned to this renovation blog for a list of locations during the coming months.

Informing Millersville students about how to find research resources will make it easier for them in the next two years with the renovation of the current library building. Everyone will have to adjust but the expected results will be worth it.

– Kelsey Hanlon

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