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Our library doesn’t have the book you need? No problem! Try ConnectNY, a system that “connects” other college libraries just like ours.

Search their library catalogs and easily request books to be sent here. Since participating libraries are other academic libraries like ours, their collections will have also been built with college student needs in mind – reliable, academic titles that support the classes you take and the topics you study. The average turn-around time on request is 3 business days!

ConnectNY also has thousands of e-books available. Just search the catalog for your topic and look for this icon:

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This Wednesday: Archives Speaker Series

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The Canisius College Archives Speaker Series presents

Ku Klux Klan Attacks on New England’s Franco-Americans

With Eileen Angelini, Ph. D., professor, Modern Languages

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

3:30 pm, ALB Library, First Floor

Dr. Eileen Angelini will give the Archives Speaker Series Lecture in the ALB Library on Wednesday, March 25, 2015 at 3:40 p.m.

She will focus on the Ku Klux Klan’s (KKK) threats against Quebecois immigrants to New England in the first half of the twentieth century, using excerpts from the documentary film Réveil, on which she served as historic consultant.

Although the Ku Klux Klan is most closely associated with violence against blacks in the American South, they pervasively terrorized people in northern locales from Milo, Maine, to Buffalo, New York, where they often targeted white immigrants. Historic documentation discovered for this film echoes today’s debates about immigration, assimilation and language.

Dr. Angelini received her B.A. in French from Middlebury College and her M.A. and Ph.D. in French Studies from Brown University. She is currently professor of French at Canisius College, and has been the recipient of a Canada-U.S. Fulbright award as a Fulbright Visiting Research Chair in Globalization and Cultural Studies at McMaster University (Hamilton, Ontario, Canada), and in 2012 was named Chevalier dans l’Ordres des Palmes Académiques.

The Archives Speaker Series features scholars whose work relies on archival research, and those who have produced an expression of scholarship based on archival research.

Sponsored by Canisius College Rev. J. Clayton Murray, S.J. Archives & Special Collections, and the Andrew L. Bouwhuis Library. This event is free and open to the public.

For more information, please contact Kathleen M. De Laney, Archivist and Special Collections Librarian at 716-888-8421 or

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LOGIN to NoodleTools and learn more about how to use the citation building and collaboration features of this powerful tool. Save time, stay organized, avoid plagiarism, and generate perfectly formatted reference lists!

Upcoming Library Workshops

library workshopsThe Canisius College library offers workshops on a variety of topics, including citations, database searching, and research assistance. Any student interested in participating can join and they count as Academic Workshop credits for the freshman taking GRIFF101. Whether you are new to the library or simply looking to brush up on your skills, the workshops offer learning experiences for everyone. The workshops are offered in the Library Learning Center. Currently scheduled workshops are as follows:

Citation Frustration: One of the most time consuming and often confusing parts of the research process is properly citing sources. Let us help you make citation less annoying. This session will share formatting tips and use of tools that help to create citations, determine source type, and format bibliographies. This session will save you a ton of time!

Friday, February 27, 12-1pm

Monday March 2, 7-8 pm

Friday March 6, 12-1pm

The “Find Articles” Assignment: You need to find articles for your assignment. How do you even do that? This session will help you select appropriate databases, identify various types of articles and find the resources you need for your specific assignment - in record time!

Friday, February 27, 11-12pm

Friday March 6, 1-2pm

Monday March 9, 7-8pm

So You Have to Write a Paper: Research Coach: Just tell us what you need - finding sources like books, articles or websites, choosing a topic... This session will provide general research assistance that is geared toward exactly what you need when you need it.

Friday, February 27, 1-2pm

Friday March 6, 2-3pm

New Year, New Library Website

happy new yearWelcome back! We hope you are well-rested and ready for the 2015 Spring semester.

You may notice our Library website has been redesigned. Please take a few moments to let us know what you think by filling out this formOr, if you're in the Library, tell the Library staff what you think.

Thank you for your time, and we look forward to another great year at Canisius. Be sure to stop by the Circulation Desk to say 'Hello' and check out some new books.

Literary Magazines in the Library

Walking down the main stairway to the lower level of the library, just through the glass doors to your left, in the TV lounge you will notice a wall lined with literary magazines. Purchased for the Creative Writing Program, these magazines publish new poetry, fiction and experimental writing. Many are published by colleges and universities, whose students and faculty contribute their work.  The collection has been maintained, in part, by student donations. 




How to find a journal by the title


The library catalog will help you find items found in the library and the databases.  This includes journals.  Follow these steps to check if Canisius owns the title:

  • Go to the library website:
  • Click on the Library Catalog tab located in the center of the page, then click in the search box.
  • Type in the journal title, hit search.
  • Look through result list for the title.
  • Click on title.  This will take you to the full catalog record.  This will tell you the dates we own, if it is online or in print, and the location or database name.
  • For more instructions with images, please click here.


If you need help, please stop by the reference desk, call us 716-888-8411 or email (


If you would like to browse our online journal titles, please click here.


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