Borrowing Privileges (for You, Your Research Assistant, and Your Family)
To view what your may check out and for how long, please view the Services page. New and Visiting Faculty must visit Magill Library front desk in person to activate their library account.
Your Research Assistant
Faculty may request proxy borrowing privileges for their student research assistants. Proxy privileges allow a student to borrow materials in a faculty member's name with the faculty member's borrowing privileges. The faculty member will be responsible for all materials thus borrowed; the faculty member should ensure that the research assistant is using the privilege solely to obtain materials needed by the faculty member or required by the research assistant's assigned project.
Click here to apply for these privileges.
Your partner and children may have courtesy borrowing privileges at Haverford, Bryn Mawr, and Swarthmore libraries. To apply, please visit the Magill Library front desk with appropriate ID.
Research & Course Instruction Support
Subject librarians are happy to assist you in any way possible, from creating resource guides for your course to visiting your class.
In support of the faculty, librarians teach students research skills and strategies, including the very critical work of finding and interrogating texts, in both print and digital formats. Librarians also facilitate rich, complex, dynamic, and dialectic engagement with these texts. At all academic levels, librarians foster information literacy, understanding, critical reflection, knowledge production, and scholarship with classes, while also providing intensive, one-on-one support of students throughout their college career and culminating in their senior capstone projects.
Librarians provide a scaffolding of instruction that takes students from the basics of library catalogs and database searching, through an informed use of both print and digital sources, to an insider view of their chosen discipline's literature. Students at each level are encouraged to develop the evaluative and critical skills that will lead them to more complex projects. Librarians help students learn to contextualize ideas, whether on the screen or in print, and to see themselves as active participants in a purposeful conversation.
Librarians work with faculty to provide instruction tailored to the needs of a particular class in terms of its subject matter. They prepare web pages of relevant resources, so that students can become familiar with the key tools they need for research (see the Tri-College list of guides for current courses). In their discussions with classes, librarians bring in examples of content and issues that relate to course readings and to individual student research topics. They also explain strategies for navigating library systems, scholarly literatures, and the hybrid world of digital and print resources.
The Library's instruction format is very flexible. It can be used in the classroom, in the library, or in a workshop outside of class hours. Students also work individually with librarians on approaches to and resources for a research question. Many students, particularly senior thesis writers, remain in contact with their librarians throughout their projects. Content for instruction can focus on a class research paper, on particular databases, on resources for a subject area, or whatever will be most useful to students.
Subject librarians work closely with individual departments to assist faculty in their research projects and in preparing courses. We can help you plan research strategies, access key databases, and stay current in academic fields. Please take advantage of these services and ask about more:
Inquiries and Research
- Quick answers that can save you time. "I have part of a citation but can’t find the article."
- In-depth research help with resources and databases that librarians use with facility. "The cited reference search in the Web of Science indicates that Bennett’s article has had an impact beyond the field of gender studies."
- Orientation to research in a field or topic area that is new to you.
- Notifications about relevant new titles from your departmental librarian.
Information Management and Publishing.
- Advice on data access, manipulation, and storage.
- Assistance in working with different formats (image, film, audio), including access, rights, and reproduction.
- Help with managing citations through bibliographic software like Zotero and EndNote.
- Information about publishing, copyright, review sources, and the ways that libraries provide access to scholarship.
Work with Students and Classes
- Initial training for your student research assistants and support for them throughout their projects.
- Course guides tailored to the topics in your individual class and the needs of your students.
- Class instruction on research methods and resources pertinent to specific projects. Faculty decide on the length of the session and location (classroom or library).
- Workshops (outside of class) teach a variety of proficiencies which students need as they progress toward the senior capstone project. Faculty can recommend workshops to students in order to build their skills.
- Librarians meet individually with students to give them guidance throughout the research process. They facilitate students’ use and understanding of a wide array of materials, both print and digital, available beyond the collections in the Tri-Colleges.
Collections and Resources
- Library collections at Haverford that support your teaching and research interests can be developed through a partnership with your departmental librarian.
- Library staff have extensive experience in acquiring material published across the globe, out-of-print titles, and other hard-to-get items.
- There are additional relevant collections at Bryn Mawr and Swarthmore, most materials deliverable within 24 hours.
- Assistance in identifying rare materials in tri-college collections that will serve teaching and research needs. Also help in finding digital or microfilm copies of rare materials along with information about where the original material can be viewed.
- A wide array of resources beyond the tri-colleges is available with expedited services through E-Z Borrow, Interlibrary Loan, and Article Delivery.
- Haverford faculty members have privileges to borrow materials at the University of Pennsylvania and may use collections at Princeton and other research libraries through Haverford’s membership in SHARES.
- Digital Services and Scholarship staff works with faculty, students and Instructional and Informational Technology Services Staff to produce digital projects for classes and for longer term projects.
- For more information, see the Digital Scholarship page.
To find out more, please contact your subject librarian:
To see what is on electronic reserves for a particular course, please log in to Moodle.
To add materials to electronic reserves, please contact Theresa Donahue (Magill Library), Dora Wong (White Science Library & Astronomy Library), Adam Crandell (Union Music Library), or your administrative assistant, as appropriate.
To see what is on physical reserves for a particular course, search by either professor last name or course number/name:
To add materials to physical reserves, please fill out the form below or visit any library front desk.
Streaming Media for Your Course
The Libraries will make streaming versions of media available in Moodle course sites. We will stream media in keeping with the TEACH Act, the College's Copyright policy, and available library resources. This means that:
- We will require a copy of the final course syllabus, on which the title of the work must appear.
- Works to be streamed must be owned by the Libraries. We will attempt to purchase copies of media for our collection when possible.
- We will not prepare for streaming third-party copies, recordings or transfers, including rentals or personal recordings of broadcasted material.
In order to request streaming audio for a course, please send a list of required recordings and your course syllabus at least 2 weeks before the semester (or date needed for streaming) to Adam Crandell. Once the streaming audio is ready, it will be linked in your Moodle course.
In order to request streaming video for a course, please fill out this form for each film and send your course syllabus to Laurie Allen. Once the streaming video is ready, it will be linked in your Moodle course.
Because many films are only available for temporary streaming rights at a cost of $125 per course, we ask that you indicate whether you would like the Libraries to purchase the streaming rights at that price. For those films not available for lease, we will attempt to obtain permission from the rights holder of the work.
Once you have submitted your request, you will recieve an email with further details on how the streaming video process works. If you would like to schedule a film screening venue for your class, please view the Hires and Gummere Morley rooms on the Places page.
Haverford Scholarship is a comprehensive and authoritative archive of citations to Haverford College faculty publications. This repository contains over 3,000 records dating back to 1986.
Search by Keyword, Author, or Title:
Faculty wishing to submit citations for inclusion in Haverford Scholarship should contact Norm Medeiros.
Effective January, 2011, the National Science Foundation requires that all applications for research funding include a data management plan to describe how the data created from the funded research will be shared, preserved and described. The library can assist Haverford faculty in managing their data to meet this requirement.
The Library will help researchers locate appropriate disciplinary repositories, when possible. Otherwise, we can work with faculty to provide local solutions, including Triceratops. Triceratops is Haverford's instance of DSpace, the open source repository software jointly developed by MIT and HP, and widely deployed for academia. Triceritops can be used to publish, manage, and preserve data for wider distribution. It also provides enhanced access restrictions and embargo periods that can be applied as requested by researchers. Data files are easily downloaded by either authorized users or a general audience, as permitted.
For those faculty relying on the storage server, please note that data on the storage server is redundantly spread across multiple san servers for easy backup. Tape archives of the data are also archived, and the college maintains both local and off-site copies of these tapes as a normal function of disaster preparedness.
- University of Wisconsin Research Data Services
- ICPSR - Guidelines for Effective Data Management Plans
- Cornell Univesity Data Management Planning
Links to data management requirements and plans relevant to specific Directorates, Offices, Divisions, Programs, or other NSF units, are provided below. If guidance specific to the program is not provided, then the requirements established in Grant Proposal Guide, Chapter II.C.2.j apply.
- Education & Human Resources Directorate (EHR)
- Engineering Directorate (ENG)
- Geosciences Directorate (GEO)
- Mathematical and Physical Sciences Directorate (MPS)
- Division of Astronomical Sciences
- Division of Chemistry
- Division of Materials Research
- Division of Mathematical Sciences
- Division of Physics
- Social, Behavioral and Economic Sciences Directorate (SBE)
For non-NSF data requirements, please consult: http://www.lib.umn.edu/datamanagement/funding
- Atmospheric Science
National Center for Atmospheric Research - Scientific datasets of historical value are curated and catalogued at the Mass Storage System
Dryad - an international repository of data underlying peer-reviewed articles in the basic and applied biosciences.
Protein Data Bank - An Information portal to biological macromolecular structures
UniProt - Submit a new protein sequence to UniProtKB using SPIN, a web-based tool for submitting directly sequenced protein sequences to the Universal Protein Resource (for new nucleotide submissions, use EMBL's WEBIN instead).
PubChem - provides information on the biological activities of small molecules. It includes substance information, compound structures, and bioactivity data in three primary databases, PCSubstance, PCCompound, and PCBioAssay, respectively.
- Computer Science
Cooperative Association for Internet Data Analysis (CAIDA) - provides tools and analyses promoting the engineering and maintenance of a robust, scalable global Internet infrastructure.
- Earth Science
GEON - Portal for sharing, publishing, and integrating data.
National Oceanographic Data Center - NODC is an organization made up of the Oceanographic Data Center, National Coastal Data Development Center, World Data Center for Oceanography, and the NOAA Central Library, integrated to provide access to the world's most comprehensive sources of marine environmental data and information.
- Space Science
National Space Science Data Center - NSSDC accepts data from: active archives in the space sciences funded through the Science Missions Directorate, missions in that same directorate, and individual scientists (mission or instrument principal investigators).
- Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR) - The world's largest archive of digital social science data. ICPSR staff can guide you in preparing your data for archiving and distribution. See their Guide to Social Science Data Preparation and Archiving and their page on Depositing Data.
Additional Data Repositories
New to the Collection
- I had rather die : rape in the Civil War
Batesville, Virginia : Coachlight Press, 
- Negating negation : against the apophatic abandonment of the Dionysian corpus
Timothy D Knepper
Eugene, OR : Cascade Books, c2014
- La literatura secreta de los ultimos musulmanes de Espana
Luce Lopez Baralt
Madrid : Editorial Trotta, c2009
- The way : religious thinkers of the Russian emigration in Paris and their journal, 1925/1940
Notre Dame, Indiana : University of Notre Dame Press, 
- Making African Christianity : Africans re-imagining their faith in colonial southern Africa
Robert J. Houle
Bethlehem [Pa.] : Lehigh University Press Lanham, Md. : Rowman & Littlefield, 2011
- Shame and pride in narrative : Mexican women's language experiences at the U.S.-Mexico border
Ana Maria Relano Pastor
Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire : Palgrave Macmillan, 2014
- The book on books on artists books
Arnaud compiler Desjardin
London : Everyday Press, 
- Retelling stories, framing culture : traditional story and metanarratives in children's literature
New York London : Routledge, 2013
- El cielo ha vuelto
Barcelona : Planeta, 
- Antarctica : an intimate portrait of the world's most mysterious continent
Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Pub., c2013
- Conceptos, imagenes y representaciones de la ninez en la Ciudad de Mexico, 1880-1920
Alberto del Castillo Troncoso
Mexico : Colegio de Mexico, Centro de Estudios Historicos : Instituto Mora, 2006
- Philosophy of economics
Basingstoke : Palgrave Macmillan 2014
- Carl Jung
London, UK : Reaktion Books, 2014
- Zen koans
Honolulu : University of Hawaii Press, 2014
- The lost matriarch : finding Leah in the Bible and Midrash
Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press Philadelphia : The Jewish Publication Society, 
- Religions of Mesoamerica
Long Grove, Illinois : Waveland Press, 
- Conversations on cognitive cultural studies : literature, language, and aesthetics
Frederick Luis Aldama
Columbus : The Ohio State University Press, 
- Metamorphoses, or, The golden ass. Book 1
Oxford : Oxbow Books, 
- Paul and the faithfulness of God
N. T. (Nicholas Thomas) Wright
Minneapolis : Fortress Press, 
- The minaret
Jonathan (Jonathan M.) Bloom
Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press, 
- Wide awake [DVD]
New York, NY : Lorber HT Digital [distributor], 
- From Kaspar's journal : Die dunkle Klage seines Munds.
C. Stephen Finley
Charlottesville, Va. : Alderman Press, 1979
- Jesus : Miriam's child, Sophia's prophet : critical issues in feminist Christology
Elisabeth Schussler Fiorenza
New York : Continuum, 1995, 1994
- Becoming inummariik : men's lives in an Inuit community
Montreal & Kingston Kingston : McGill-Queen's University Press, 
- Humanitarian intervention and legitimacy wars : seeking peace and justice in the 21st century
Richard A Falk
Abingdon, Oxon New York, NY : Routledge, 2014
- From cultures of war to cultures of peace : war and peace museums in Japan, China, and South Korea
Portland, Maine : MerwinAsia, 
- Illness and image : case studies in the medical humanities
Sander L Gilman
New Brunswick, N.J. : Transaction Publishers, c2015
- Translanguaging : language, bilingualism and education
Basingstoke : Palgrave Macmillan, 2014
- Deesses fragiles
Antwerpen : Luster, 2013
- Time and the other : how anthropology makes its object
New York : Columbia University Press, 
- Richard Wright and haiku
Columbia : University of Missouri Press, 
- Civil disagreement : personal integrity in a pluralistic society
Washington, DC : Georgetown University Press, 
- Ruth Orkin [DVD] : frames of life
[New York, N.Y.] : M. Engel, [2009?]
- Combating global poverty : investing in the governance and growth nexus
Conor M Savoy
Washington, DC : Center for Strategic & International Studies Lanham : Rowman & Littlefield, 2013
- Islam in the African-American experience
Richard Brent Turner
Bloomington, Ind. : Indiana University Press, 2003
- Higher education? : how colleges are wasting our money and failing our kids--and what we can do about it
New York : St. Martin's Griffin, 2011
- Teddy Roosevelt & Leonard Wood, partners in command
John S. D. Eisenhower
Columbia [Missouri] : University of Missouri Press, 
- Mapping exile and return : Palestinian dispossession and a political theology for a shared future
Alain Epp Weaver
Minneapolis : Fortress Press, 2014
- Images of enchantment : visual and performing arts of the Middle East
Cairo : American University in Cairo Press, c1998
- The Haverford educational RISC architecture : guide to HERA version 2.3
[Haverford, Pa. : Haverford College, 2014]
- From vision to execution : the creative process in computer science (with examples in Python)
Haverford, Pa. : Haverford College, 2014
- Dancing skeletons : life and death in West Africa
Katherine A Dettwyler
Long Grove, Illinois : Waveland Press, 
- Reflections of a Zen Buddhist nun
Honolulu : University of Hawaii Press, 
- Portuguese : a linguistic introduction
Milton Mariano Azevedo
Cambridge, UK New York : Cambridge University Press, 2005
- Protest and propaganda : W.E.B. Du Bois, the Crisis, and American history
Columbia : University of Missouri Press, 
- Antibodies : a laboratory manual
Cold Spring Harbor, New York : Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press, 
- Kingyo ga nigeta
Tokyo : Fukuinkan Shoten, 1982
- The clockmaker, or, The sayings and doings of Samuel Slick, of Slickville
Thomas Chandler Haliburton
Peterborough, Ontario : Broadview Press, 
- Far afield : French anthropology between science and literature
Chicago London : University of Chicago Press, 2014
- Quantum information and computation for chemistry
Hoboken, New Jersey : John Wiley & Sons, 
- Penguin by design : a cover story, 1935-2005
New York : Penguin Books, 2005
- Revolutionary writings : Reflections on the Revolution in France and the first Letter on a Regicide Peace
Cambridge New York : Cambridge University Press, 2014
- White elephants on campus : the decline of the university chapel in America, 1920-1960
Margaret M. Grubiak
Notre Dame, Indiana : University of Notre Dame Press, 
- Just between us : an ethnography of male identity and intimacy in rural communities of Northern Mexico
Guillermo Nunez Noriega
Tucson : University of Arizona Press, 
- How to manage processing in archives and special collections
Chicago, IL : American Library Association, 2013
- Robust statistics : theory and methods
Ricardo A Maronna
Chichester, England : J. Wiley, c2006
- La peste
[Paris] : Gallimard, , c1947
- La reine scelerate : Marie-Antoinette dans les pamphlets
Paris : Seuil, , c1989
New York : Hogarth, 
- Beyond good and evil : On the genealogy of morality
Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche
Stanford, California : Stanford University Press, 
- Immanuel Kant's Critique of pure reason
London : Macmillan, 1929
- War and gold : a 500-year history of empires, adventures, and debt
New York : PublicAffairs, 2014
- The transformation of the world : a global history of the nineteenth century
Princeton : Princeton University Press, 
- Tonari no Totoro
Tokyo : Tokuma Shoten, 1988
- Orbiting Ray Bradbury's Mars : biographical, anthropological, literary, scientific and other perspectives
Jefferson, North Carolina : McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers, 
- Mr. Gwyn &, Three times at dawn
San Francisco: : Mcsweeney's, 2014
- Virginia Woolf, Jane Ellen Harrison, and the spirit of modernist classicism
Columbus : The Ohio State University Press, 
- A course in the theory of groups
Derek John Scott Robinson
New York : Springer-Verlag, 1996
- Taiwan's quest for greater participation in the international community
Bonnie S. Glaser
Washington, D.C. : CSIS Center for Strategic & International Studies Lanham : Rowan & Littlefield, 2013