Library Services Closed July 11 – 19

The Dinand, Science, and Music Libraries will be closed from Saturday, July 11 – Sunday, July 19. In-person materials pick-up for faculty, and virtual services such as PRS and online chat with a HC librarian will be unavailable during this time.

Access to online materials such as databases and e-books will still be available. Virtual services and faculty materials pick-up will resume on Monday, July 20.

If you need immediate assistance during that time, please visit our research help chat service at to speak with a librarian from another institution.

For further information about library services, please visit:

Library Services July 3 – 5

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In celebration of Independence Day, all library services will be closed from Friday, July 3 – Sunday, July 5. Our services will resume Monday, July 6th. For more information about the services that we are offering during this time, visit the “Remote Research” guide:

Online resources will still be available via the library’s homepage:

Drop-In Virtual Citation Help Begins 7/2

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Drop-in virtual citation help for the summer session will begin on Thursday, July 2nd. We can help you cite any source in any citation style.

Drop-in via Zoom – a Holy Cross email address will be required to access the session:

Thursday, July 2: 1-3 pm
Monday, July 6: 4-6 pm
Wednesday, July 8: 4-6 pm

If you would like to schedule a one-on-one virtual appointment with a librarian, you can do so via the online calendar:

Anti-Racism Resource Guide

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We have a new resource guide for anti-racism. Organized by the themes of “engage,” “discover,” and “learn,” it covers topics including bias and discrimination, systemic racism / history of racism, white privilege and white fragility, race, law enforcement and prisons, and activism. Resources include websites, links to ebooks, streaming videos, and more. Thank you to the various campus offices that collaborated with us to create this resource, particularly the Chaplains’ Office.

If there are any appropriate resources that should be added to this guide, please let us know.

Update: CrossSearch and EBSCO databases now available

Update: Access to CrossSearch, the EBSCO databases, and the EJournals finder has been restored. We apologize for the inconvenience.

Should you need any assistance, send an email to

Access to CrossSearch and other EBSCO databases, including the EJournals finder, is currently unavailable. EBSCO is aware of the issue and working to fix it. We apologize for the inconvenience.

If you need assistance during this time, please email

Drop-In Virtual Citation Help Begins 4/30

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Drop-in virtual citation help begins this afternoon at 3 pm. We can help you cite any source in any citation style.

Drop-in via zoom:

Thursday, April 30, 3 pm – 6 pm
Friday, May 1, 10 am – 1 pm
*Sunday, May 3, 4 pm – 7 pm
*Tuesday, May 5, 4 pm – 7 pm
Thursday, May 7, 10 am – 1 pm
Friday, May 8, 10 am – 1 pm
*Sunday, May 10, 4 pm – 7 pm
*Tuesday, May 12, 4 pm – 7 pm

*Dates with an asterisk will have a representative from the Writer’s Workshop.

New Database Trial: Al-Ahram Digital Archive

Founded in 1875, Al-Ahram (الأهرام‎, “The Pyramids”) is Egypt’s most authoritative and influential newspaper. It was an independent publication until it was nationalized by President Nasser in 1960. It became the de facto voice of the Egyptian government and today the newspaper is managed by the Supreme Council of Press. Coverage: 1875 – 2018. In Arabic, full digital image with typescript.

Trial access begins today and ends June 14, 2020.

If you have any questions or comments about this database, please contact

Start Your Research Here!

Remember, when you are searching in databases from off-campus, start at the libraries’ homepage!

Starting here will enable you to login to our databases with your campus username and password. If you try to search a database without starting at the libraries’ homepage, you will not have full text access to all of the resources we subscribe to.

You can also connect Google Scholar to recognize our database holdings as well! Find the instructions here:

Need help? Reach out to us via email at, or book an virtual appointment with a librarian via the “Ask a Librarian” page: