Research Tools Available
Lean Library is a browser extension that works with our Morningside University library systems to give you seamless access to content even if you're not using one of our databases. Just install it to your browser and log in to the library using your Morningside credentials. Lean Library also provides direct scite and Zotero integration so no need to download additional browser plugins.
scite is an award-winning platform for discovering and evaluating scientific articles via Smart Citations. Smart Citations allow users to see how a publication has been cited by providing the context of the citation and a classification describing whether it provides supporting or contrasting evidence for the cited claim. Use your Morningside email when creating an account.
Zotero is a free and open source citation manager. It is the only one that the HJF Learning Center supports at this time because of its versatility, robust features, and numerous supported styles. Zotero provides plugins for both Microsoft Office's Word, LibreOffice's Writer, and Google Drive Documents allowing for direct searching and importing of source citations all in the style of your choice. It also includes an automatic bibliography, references, and/or works cited page at the end of your document that is generated from the sources used in the rest of the document. You can find out more about using Zotero and where to get it below.
Popular Library Services & Resources
Select from the library's most used resources.
EBSCO Academic eBooks
Did you know the library has access to over 180,000 eBooks? We do! Through EBSCOhost's eBook platform you can find and read thousands of titles through hundreds of different subjects. Sign up for a free EBSCO account and save notes and bookmarks for review later. Check it out today!
Search Library Catalog
Search for books, CDs, DVDs, and scores using the library catalog. The library's collection includes academic titles, children's, graphic novels and comics, popular reading, and more.
The library offers numerous databases for a wide range of disciplines including biology, business, history, nursing, and many more. Databases include both abstracts and full text to academic journal articles, magazine articles, newspapers, government reports, trials, and many other types of content.
Find Full Text
Found a citation or abstract to an article you want? Try using our full text finder to see if the library has access to that journal. Full Text Finder searches all of the library's journals, magazines, and newspapers and shows you exactly what database they are in and what years are available.
When the library doesn't have what you're looking for, you can always use interlibrary loan. Books, DVDs, CDs, articles, and many other resources can be loaned from other libraries at no charge to you.
Course reserves are a great way to access related materials for various courses and assignments. Instructors can use them to create electronic course packs for their students, and students can find all the required materials for their course in ones spot.
Featured Archival Collections
The Morningside Archives provides access online access to historical information about the University including: The Sioux (student yearbooks), Morningsider (alumni newsletter), Kiosk (Morningside's award winning literary journal), The Collegian Reporter (student newspaper), and historical photographs and documents related to the long history of Morningside University. You can see our featured collections below, or click here to see all of what the archives has to offer.