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Educational Leadership - Ed.D.

A guide to support students in the Ed.D. in Educational Leadership program.

Citation Linker

Citation Linker

Sometimes, when using Google or Google Scholar, you come across an interesting or relevant article that is worth your time to read. If you're on-campus, you might have no trouble accessing the full-text of certain articles because, even though you found it using Google, you are using the library's resources to actually get to it. If you're an online or distance student, you might face pay walls where the journal or publisher demands money (a lot of money) to be able to read those articles. SHU Library has two tools that can help if you ever find yourself in this situation: Citation Linker and Inter Library Loan.  

The video below explains how to use Citation Linker to find an article within the library's databases. 

Journal Finder

Research Tools at SHU

Journal Finder

If you need to find a certain Journal Title, you can use Journal Finder to locate it.

Journal Finder is available from the QuickSearch menu in the middle of the library's home page. Click on the Journal Finder tab to get to the search bar. 

Let's say you're looking for the journal Social Work Research. When you click over to the Journal Finder tab, type in the title you want to find. If SHU library provides access to the title, it will be listed in the results under the search bar. Some journals are accessible through various databases. In the case of Social Work Research, there are many databases that provide access depending on the years you're looking for. The slideshow below shows the process of accessing and using Journal Finder.

Interlibrary Loan Introduction

Interlibrary Loan (ILL) is a FREE borrowing and loaning  service. ILL obtains books, articles, book chapters, and other research materials not owned by Ryan Matura Library for students, faculty and staff.  

Login to your ILL Account - to place ILL requests, track requests, check due dates, and view ILL borrowing history. Each item must be requested online through the Sacred Heart University Library website through the patron’s Interlibrary Loan account.

Important information about ILL Communication Preferences

  • After logging in for the first time, make sure your communication preferences are selected, and going to the correct email or phone number. This enables the system to send automated updates about your ILL requests.
  • Check your Junk Email folder for email notifications from If found, you must add to your safe senders list to receive future notifications.



Interlibrary Loan (ILL) Video

Interlibrary Loan (ILL) Video Tutorial

In this short video you will learn how to request materials from other libraries through Interlibrary Loan, also known as ILL.