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In accordance with best practices to help stop the spread of COVID-19, the library is closed until it is safe to reopen.

While there is no physical access to the library, librarians continue to work full-time, remotely.

  Phone, chat, and email are monitored:

  • Monday - Friday 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM

Students who wish to meet virtually with a reference librarian can make an appointment using LibCal. Librarians offer convenient meeting times and will be using ZOOM for the virtual meeting. If you do not see a convenient time in the LibCal schedule, please email a librarian directly to schedule an appointment.

 Text us at 508.709.0223

  Call The Desk at 508.565.1313

  Email us  

 Make a Virtual Reference appointment

Heather Brodie Perry

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Heather Perry
Library 110

Getting Started


This guide has been designed to give you easy access to academic resources while you are abroad. The home page of this guide will provide you with information about how you can access research while abroad. Additionally, you'll find information about establishing a PIN number for off-campus access and links providing access to the HillSearch and many other resources available on the Web. Use the tabs on the top of the page to access specific resources. Those resources include:

E-Books - For those that can't access Stonehill's physical collection, a number of books are available electronically. Use HillSearch to locate these materials.

Print Books –HillSearch can be used to locate books in the MacPhaidin Library, and WorldCat catalog contains records from libraries across the country and around the world. The WorldCat database can be used to order book using interlibrary loan. If you wish for the MacPhaidin Library to send a resource, then please specify a chapter rather than a whole book. The selected selection from the book can be scanned and sent to your email address.

Online Articles -  A number of articles and journals are available online for research purposes. These databases will provide you with access to articles appearing in scholarly, peer reviewed journals as well as items published in popular sources such as news magazines, newspapers and trade publications. If the article is not available in fulltext, you can request a copy using interlibrary loan.

Interlibrary Loans- Interlibrary loans can be used to order an article or chapter from a book anywhere in the world.

Citing Your Research- Your professors will likely specify which citation style he or she would like you to use. This page will provide you access to a number of the most frequently-used citation styles. This will also give you a link to RefWorks, an online citation tool.

Streaming Media – The MacPhaidin library has access to over 10,000 video titles. They can be accessed using HillSearch, or by searching the individual streaming media services the library subscribes to.  

Keep in touch with what is new in the library by reading our newsletter published on Thursdays.

Off-Campus Access

Off-campus access to most of the library's databases is available. In order to use these resources from home, you will need to log in using your MyHill credentials - your username and password.

If you need assistance please contact the The Desk at 508-565-1313.

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