When you are gathering the information you need to conduct a research project, consider engaging us in the following ways:
Our librarian liaisons work closely with the information resources relevant to their assigned disciplines, departments, and programs. We, of course, regularly connect students and faculty to the scholarly and professional conversations embedded in our own collections. However, we also try to stay alert to what might be available in emergent research and in collections other than our own.
When starting a new research project, consider making an appointment with your liaison (using the link above) to discuss your research design and any possible information needs. We will work with you to identify relevant information resources here at Monroe Library and elsewhere.
If you are collecting many information resources for a project, you may be interested in a tool and strategy for managing everything you gather. We have guides for using a citation management tool (like Zotero or Mendeley) and for managing your research data. Please let your liaison know if you are interested in either.
Located on the third floor of the Monroe Library, Special Collections & Archives (SCA) preserves materials related to the history of Louisiana and the South, the Society of Jesus, and Loyola University New Orleans. SCA collections are comprised of:
Select materials have been digitized and are available through the Louisiana Digital Library and the Internet Archive, including:
For a full list of our collections available online, please visit our Digital Collections webpage.
The librarians/archivists in SCA are able to assist you with archival research, including facilitating research with other archival institutions and collections outside of the university. To submit a request to SCA for research assistance, set up an appointment to visit or conduct research with the archival and manuscript collections, or other requests, please complete our request form or send us an email at email@example.com and one of our archivists will follow up with you.