Research Help

New to researching? Learn the basics here:

  • Introduction to research
    Get started on your way to a successful research paper.

  • Introduction to Library Resources - A Podcast
    Hear about the resources available to you.

  • Reference Research Program
    Research got you down? Confused about where to start? Get help? Work with an expert reference librarian to talk one-on-one about ideas, search options, strategies, plagiarism, and any other research question you have. We can help you in person, on the phone or via email at

  • Book a Group Study Room
    Make a reservation for a group study space on the first or second floor of the library.

  • Citation guides
    Learnthe difference between APA and MLA, and more.

  • Avoiding plagiarism
    This guide provides tips on what constitutes plagiarism

  • Policy on Noise Abatement in Trexler Library

  • DeSales University Faculty Publications
    Trexler Library staff members are pleased to offer a new online guide to recent faculty publications. Wherever possible we have included abstracts of the publications and photos of the faculty members.
    The works included here are monographs and peer-reviewed journal articles only. We have not included book reviews, newspaper articles, manuscripts of conference presentations, posters, art works or music compositions.

Disability information:

Students with a documented print disability who require alternative format media may contact Barbara Ryan Hausman, the Coordinator of Learning and Disability Services, in the Academic Resource Center (Dooling Hall, Room 26, x1453)

Changes to Library Hours:

December Break

  • Mon. Dec. 18 –  Fri.  Dec. 22 9:00am-5:00pm
  • Sat. Dec 23 – Jan. 1. …CLOSED

​Semester Break  2018 - Tuesday Jan 2 -  Sunday Jan 14

  • Monday - Thursday - 9:00 am - 11:00 pm
  • Friday-Saturday - 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Sunday - 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Spring Break

  • Sat. Mar. 3 - Sun. Mar. 4 … CLOSED
  • Mon. Mar. 5 - Thur. Mar. 8 - 9:00am - 11:00 pm
  • Fri. Mar. 9 - 9:00am – 5:00pm
  • Sun. Mar 11 - Noon – 1:00am



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