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How to access library resources

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Your Clipper Card is your library card!  Use it to check out books, request items from other libraries, photocopy and print!

Visit the Library Catalog

Databases/Electronic Resources

On campus you will have instant access to the library's databases and other electronic resources.  When accessing these materials from off-campus you will be asked to log-in using your Navigator/wireless network username and password.

Visit the library's Database Page

Citation Help & Tools

APA 7th Edition HELP:

Purdue University OWL's APA Formatting and Style Guide 

  • The links listed down the left sidebar of this page can direct you to the help you need. 
  • You can find help with in-text citations and your bibliography. 


For more in-depth help you can contact the SSU Mary G. Walsh Writing Center

For help with how to cite an image, video or song:


Directions for citing the following found here (scroll to bottom of page)

Blog | YouTube Video | Podcast (Audio or Video)


Directions for citing the following found here

Motion Picture | Television Broadcast (Series or Single Episode) | Music recording


Need more info?:

For more info on citing a music recording

For more info Image Citation Guide from UBC Library 


For help finding an image that is okay for adaptation and/or reuse visit SSU Library's Copyright Guide   

Try a Google Image Search.  Near the Search box, click on "Tools" then the "Usage Rights" drop down - select "Creative Commons licenses" for results with the least restrictive copyright.  Note you still need to cite. 

Types of resources

What you need... Resource to go to...
Basic facts, names, dates, definitions, topic overview
Reference resources like encyclopedias; reliable websites
Current information, written for the general public Newspapers; Magazines
In depth info on a topic Books
Original materials created at same time as event Primary sources (diaries; speech; interviews; news footage, etc.)
Detailed analysis of a topic/question/problem written for professionals in a particular field Scholarly journal articles

Research & Instruction Librarian

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Tara Fitzpatrick
Social Work & Sociology
Frederick E. Berry Library & Learning Commons, LIB 210
Salem State University
Salem, MA 01915
I am currently working remotely. I can offer research assistance via email. I can also be reached by phone appointment or via a Zoom appointment M-Th (click above to schedule).
Contact: Facebook Page

Library Info


Phone Numbers:

Archives: 978-542-6781

Circulation & Reserves: 978-542-6368

Interlibrary Loan: 978-542-6501   Fax: 978-542-6596

Library Help Desk:  978-542-6766

Book Return Locations:

Library Help Desk         

North Campus, book drop outside library's quad entrance & College Drive entrance

Central Campus, book drop outside Bertolon lot entrance

South Campus, book drop outside Harrington Building