The Diane M. Halle Library, located in the heart of the campus, is a major academic support unit for the undergraduate College and the Van Loan School. The library is a hub of information resources, a helpful source for individual inquiry, and a welcoming gathering place for students, staff, and faculty alike.
Summer Semester Hours
Van Loan Commencement Hours
Thursday, May 23, 2019: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Library Features Overview
- Comfortable, well-appointed facilities include ample seating, environmentally-friendly lighting, wireless connectivity and an open floor-plan. Numerous computer workstations, printer kiosks, photocopiers, fax machines, and a scanner are available.
- More than 280,000 library titles in print and digital formats support the curriculum.
- Periodical and research databases aggregate and enable access to hundreds of thousands of individual full-text journal articles across disciplines.
- Reference librarians provide both individual assistance and group instruction to support you with your research and information needs, and to help you develop information literacy skills that will facilitate lifelong learning.
- Interlibrary loans through member networks provide access to millions of items across the North of Boston Library Exchange (NOBLE) and the Massachusetts Libraries Commonwealth Catalog.
- A lower-level cyber-café is open 24/7 for students.
Halle Library Resources
(AGRICultural OnLine Access) serves as the catalog and index to the collections of the National Agricultural Library, as well as a primary public source for world-wide access to agricultural information. The database covers materials in all formats and periods, including printed works from as far back as the 15th century. It is the most comprehensive source of bibliographic citations covering US agricultural and life sciences information.
The ARTstor Digital Library provides more than one million images with tools for teaching and research. Its collections comprise contributions from outstanding museums, photographers, libraries, scholars, photo archives, and artists and artists' estates from all over the world. The collections encompass a wide variety of subject areas, including art, architecture, music, religion, anthropology, literature, world history, American Studies, Asian Studies, Classical Studies, Medieval Studies, Renaissance Studies, and more.
Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) Digital Library
The ACM Digital Library is the ultimate online resource for those interested in the computing industry. It offers over 40 publications, all full-text Conference Proceedings, publication archives dating back to the 1950s, almost 2 million pages of text, more than one million bibliographic citations, and a state-of-the-art search engine.
BuildingGreen.com is an online resource focused on building design through a lens of sustainability. It includes authoritative information on progressive building design strategies, topics and issues. BuildingGreen’s content unravels the complexities around sustainable design and green materials. New content is added to the website on a regular basis.
The Chronicle of Higher Education
The Chronicle of Higher Education is the No. 1 source of news, information, and jobs for college and university faculty members and administrators. Online, The Chronicle is published every weekday and is the top destination for news, advice, and jobs for people in academe. The Chronicle's Web site features the complete contents of the latest issue; daily news and advice columns; thousands of current job listings; an archive of previously published content; vibrant discussion forums; and career-building tools such as online CV management, salary databases, and more.
Provides a wide range of bibliographic and full-text databases. Databases are designed for many topics included in the humanities, social sciences, and sciences.
EDGAR, the Electronic Data Gathering, Analysis, and Retrieval system, performs automated collection, validation, indexing, acceptance, and forwarding of submissions by companies and others who are required by law to file forms with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). Its primary purpose is to increase the efficiency and fairness of the securities market for the benefit of investors, corporations, and the economy by accelerating the receipt, acceptance, dissemination, and analysis of time-sensitive corporate information filed with the agency.
A business management database service with full text access to over 100 management journals, complete with full text archives back to 1994. Disciplines covered include strategy, leadership, information management, marketing and human resource management.
Homeland Security Digital Library
HSDL Collection (full) includes over 77,500 documents related to homeland security policy, strategy, and organizational management from a wide variety of sources including federal, state and local governments; international governments and institutions; nonprofit organizations and private entities.
IBISWorld is the United States' most comprehensive collection of Industry Market Research and Industry Risk Ratings. The US Industry Reports (NAICS) collection analyzes industries at the 5-digit level offering the latest content on 700 industries. Each report consists of 30 to 40 pages of key statistics and analysis on market characteristics, operating conditions, current and forecast performance, major industry participants and more. The US Industry iExpert Summaries condense the integral elements from our industry reports into bite-sized paragraphs, graphics and tables, highlighting the key issues with a Q&A section, for each of the 700 NAICS industries.
Another general interest, academic and bibliographic set of databases. Educators will find the Educator's Reference Complete database particularly helpful.
An in-depth group of databases designed to provide access to news, legal and periodical resources for all avenues of research.
Resource of materials and processes covering the fields of architecture, interior design, packaging design, retail design, industrial design, fashion, apparel & footwear, exhibition design, textile design, landscape architecture and transportation design. Includes over 5,000 materials representing eight categories: carbon-based materials, cement-based materials, ceramics, glass, metals, natural material derivatives, natural materials, and polymers. Provides comprehensive product information, technical specifications, application information, manufacturer profiles, and material images.
National Criminal Justice Reference Service (NCJRS)
Established in 1972, NCJRS (National Criminal Justice Reference Service) is a federally funded resource offering justice and substance abuse information to support research, policy, and program development worldwide. NCJRS resources are available to anyone interested in crime, victim assistance, and public safety including policymakers, practitioners, researchers, educators, community leaders, and the general public. The NCJRS Abstracts Database contains summaries of the more than 200,000 criminal justice, juvenile justice, and substance abuse resources.
National Directory of Law Enforcement Administrators
The National Directory of Law Enforcement Administrators contains nearly 36,000 listings. Includes the latest contact information vital department statistics; profiles detail state, local and federal agencies. Contact Halle Library Reference Desk for username and password: 978-232-2268 firstname.lastname@example.org
The New York Times
Find breaking news, multimedia, reviews & opinion on Washington, business, sports, movies, travel, books, jobs, education, real estate, and more. Coverage from 1851 to the present.
ProQuest Central is the largest aggregated full-text database in the market today, with thousands of periodical titles and millions of full-text articles available. It serves as the central resource for researchers at all levels in all markets. Over 160 subjects areas are covered extensively in this product including business and economics, health and medical, news and world affairs, science, education, technology, humanities, social sciences, psychology and literature.
PubMed Central is a free digital archive of biomedical and life sciences journal literature at the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH), developed and managed by NIH's National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) in the National Library of Medicine (NLM). PubMed Central aims to fill the role of a world class library in the digital age.
The SAGE Premier package includes leading international peer-reviewed titles, including high-impact research journals published on behalf of over 245 scholarly and professional societies. The journals cover a wide range of subject areas, including business, humanities, social sciences, and science, technology, and medicine, allowing libraries to support the varied teaching and research needs of their students and faculty.
Sports Market Place Directory
The Sports Market Place Directory provides organizational contact information with detailed descriptions. For over 20 years, this comprehensive, up-to-date directory has offered direct access to the Who, What, When & Where of the sports industry.
THOMAS was launched in January of 1995, at the inception of the 104th Congress. The leadership of the 104th Congress directed the Library of Congress to make federal legislative information freely available to the public. Since that time THOMAS has expanded the scope of its offerings to include bills, resolutions, activity in Congress, the Congressional Record, schedules, calendars, committee information, Presidential nominations, treaties, and additional government resources.
For more than 20 years, clinicians around the world have relied on UpToDate as their primary resource for medical knowledge at the point of care. The knowledge contained in UpToDate is evidence-based and continuously updated, but it is not merely an aggregation and report of the latest research; UpToDate presents a comprehensive synthesis of the evidence, followed by recommendations that can be acted on at the point of care. It combines an advanced publishing platform with the rigor of a sophisticated editorial process managed by a faculty of accomplished physician authors and editors, renowned leaders in their specialties.
Find Books and Media
NOBLE Book Catalog
Patrons can use the NOBLE book catalog to search for books, eBooks, DVD’s, and other materials. Searches can be limited to the Diane M. Halle Library, or can be expanded to include all libraries in the North of Boston Library Exchange. To log in to the catalog in order to place holds and view account information, patrons should use the barcode on their gull card as their username, and their student ID number as their password. If you have trouble logging in, please contact the library.
Registered patrons can also search for items through the Commonwealth Catalog. To log in, patrons must use their gull card barcode number. The NOBLE catalog should always be searched prior to ordering items through the Commonwealth Catalog. Please note that patrons may only have 10 active requests through the Commonwealth Catalog at one time.
Overdrive Digital Media
As part of the NOBLE network, patrons of the Halle Library have access to a number of e-books and audiobooks through Overdrive. Registered patrons may use the barcode on their gull card to log in to Overdrive, check out titles, and place holds.
Journal Titles provides library patrons with a comprehensive list of all periodicals that the Halle Library has full-text access to. If patrons are searching for an article that they cannot locate in a specific database, they should search here for the title of the periodical the article is located in. Results will show if access to the journal is available in another database that the library subscribes to.
Students can search this module to find out whether their professor has placed any items on course reserve for their individual classes. Course reserves can be checked out at the library circulation desk.
Patrons can access our LibGuides site to view a variety of research tutorials created by our library staff.
Gull Card PHiL Station
The Gull Card office has a PHiL station located in the main library. Students may add funds to their Gull Cards at this cash-only station.
The Copy Center has two photocopiers located in the main library area offering both coin and Gull Card service at $.05 per page.
Academic Technology networked printers are found in several locations throughout the library building, including three in the main library area and one in the Cyber Café. The cost to print is $.05 per page, and patrons must have money on their Gull Cards to pay for printing. Visitors to the campus who do not have a Gull Card can purchase a guest card for $1.00, and add funds to that card for printing.
A scanner is located next to the reference area in the main library. Use of this machine requires a personal USB drive. Patrons may use this machine free of charge.
Small Press Poetry Books
The library owns a number of small press books within our general Collection. This list of small press books is updated as new items are added to the collection.