LIBRARY SERVICES

You will see us in your classes for workshops, you’ll see us at campus events, and of course you’ll see us at the library! We’re the ones teaching you how to avoid plagiarism by citing your papers, helping you search for articles, showing you how to evaluate information, narrow down a research topic, and more. Consider us your partner in research! When you have an assignment that requires research and you feel you could use a little guidance, remember the LRC is the place to be! We value the time we get to spend with our students; helping to develop the skills you will need to succeed in your professional lives! Stop by and visit your Campus Library today to find out all the resources we have to offer!

 

OUR MISSION STATEMENT

Stratford University’s Learning Resource Center is dedicated to providing students and faculty with the resources they need to succeed. We offer physical collections, ebooks, and subscription database access for content in all subjects offered at Stratford. Our mission is:

 

  • To serve as an extension of the classroom by providing resources and teaching students, staff, and faculty the information literacy skills needed for academic success.
  • To be an integral part of curriculum development by collaborating with staff and faculty.
  • To create a welcoming learning environment.

SERVICES

Computer Access

Each campus library provides students, faculty, and staff with access to computers. Each computer comes equipped with various Internet browsers such as Firefox and Chrome, as well as computer programs such as Microsoft Suite.

PRINTING, SCANNING, & COPYING

Each campus library has an all-in-one printer that allows patrons to print, copy, and scan. All campuses charge for printing. Contact your campus librarian to find out additional information.

COURSE RESERVES

Most campuses have course reserves. These are course textbooks that are available for use, free of charge, in the library. Be prepared to show some form of identification to use the Course Reserves.

TECHNOLOGY

Your Librarians can assist you with a variety of technology-related questions including using Microsoft Office applications, LinkedIn, and more! You can set up an appointment with your librarian and also utilize our website and LibGuides for additional guidance on technology topics. Did you know, though, that you can also find an extensive collection of step-by-step how-to’s on Stratford’s IT page? Check it out!

http://its.stratford.edu/

OTHER SERVICES

See our other pages for additional information about services that each campus provides.

RESEARCH

Your coursework at Stratford University will involve research components that the Library is here to assist you with! Explore these modules to learn about and develop the research skills you will need to succeed in your courses. Your Campus Librarians are available to provide further research guidance.

 

RESEARCH SKILLS

As your librarians, it’s our goal to help you develop your critical thinking skills. Several facets of critical thinking that will help you in your academic career are problem-solving, analyzing and evaluating information, using information to make smart decisions, and communicating your informed thoughts and ideas to others. Mastering these skill sets will help you become successful not only in your educational path, but also in your professional and personal lives. The following guides offer a brief tutorial on some of the activities you will practice and develop here at Stratford to accomplish an expertise in critical thinking.

 

RESEARCH DATABASES AND EBOOKS

LIRN CORE COLLECTION

Our LIRN Core Collection consists of over sixty different databases for you to choose from! These databases are digital storehouses for a huge selection of articles from academic journals – a perfect place for you to start your research! You will find databases covering all the programs of study here at Stratford in the LIRN Core Collection, including Business, Computer Science and IT, Culinary Arts, Health Sciences, Hospitality Management, and Nursing! In addition, the collection also includes several general academic research databases, as well as subject-specific databases geared towards our Arts & Sciences courses.

EBSCO

Ebsco is another powerful and extensive online reference tool that you have access to with your Stratford credentials. Within Ebsco, you will find an Integrated Research Database that can search for articles on a variety of different academic subjects. In addition, Ebsco’s Business Source Premier is a fantastic resource for anyone taking business classes, as you will find company and industry profiles, SWOT analysis, market research reports, and more

BRITANNICA ONLINE ACADEMIC EDITION

Britannica, the largest, most authoritative encyclopedia in the world is accessible at your fingertips with our subscription to the encyclopedia online academic edition. The Britannica is a great resource for finding definitions, historical facts, and background information on a subject. It’s a great starting point for research when you are not too familiar with your topic. You’ll find information on a wide range of topics in Britannica.

TO ACCESS OUR RESEARCH DATABASES

As a Stratford University student, you have access to all of these research materials for free. You can access them easily through the “How to Access the Research Databases” page on your Moodle, where you will find the links and passwords needed to get into the databases. You will need to sign into your Moodle in order to view this page:

https://online.stratford.edu/mod/page/view.php?id=183

LinkedIn Learning

Stratford provides students and faculty with free access to LinkedIn Learning. This website provides high-quality, online learning courses and videos covering a wide range of subjects that can be useful both inside and outside the classroom. To sign in and start using LinkedIn Learning, click the link below and use your Stratford email address and password to login. For example:

 

Students – jdoe1234@mymail.stratford.edu
Faculty/staff – jdoe@stratford.edu

 

BUSINESS HOURS

ALEXANDRIA CAMPUS

Office Address
2900 Eisenhower Ave, Alexandria, VA 22314
Location: Second floor

Contact
Phone: 571-699-3200

Librarian Hours
Monday & Tuesday 10:00am-7:00pm.
Wednesday to Friday 9:00am-6:00pm

Library Hours
Monday to Friday: 8:30 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Saturday: 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Sunday: Closed

BALTIMORE CAMPUS

Office Address
210 S Central Ave, Baltimore, MD 21202
Location: 2nd Floor

Contact
Phone: 443-873-5415

Librarian Hours
Monday – Friday: 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Library Hours
Monday – Thursday: 7:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Friday: 7:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Saturday: Closed

FALLS CHURCH CAMPUS

Office Address
7777 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church, VA 22043
Location: Lobby-level, Ground Floor

Contact
Phone: 703-821-8570 ext 3062

Librarian Hours
Monday – Friday: 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Library Hours
Monday – Friday: 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

WOODBRIDGE CAMPUS

Office Address
14349 Gideon Dr #4641, Woodbridge, VA 22192
Location: Lobby-level, Center-rear of Building

Contact
Phone: 571.408.2424

Librarian Hours
Mon-Fri 8:30am-5:30pm.

Library Hours
Monday to Thursday: 8:30 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Friday: 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Saturday, Sunday: Closed

SERIALS

In addition to the extensive collection of magazines and journals the library subscribes to in electronic form, each campus library also has a selection of print magazines chosen to cover the programs of study here at Stratford. Below is a sampling of our print magazine collection. Please check with your campus library to find out what is available at your location.

NURSING/HEATLH SCIENCES

• Advances in Nursing Science
• American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing
• American Journal of Nursing
• Cancer Nursing: An International Journal for Cancer Care
• Critical Care Nursing Quarterly
• Cultures: A publication of ASM
• American Journal of Critical Care
• CMA Today
• Geriatric Nursing
• Home Healthcare Nurse: The Interdisciplinary Journal for the Home Care and Hospice Professional
• Journal of Nursing Administration
• Nurse Educator
• Nursing Administration Quarterly
• Nursing Research
• Nursing 2015
• Oncology Times

GENERAL ED

• Black Enterprise
• Journal of International Marketing
• The Chronicle of Higher Education
• Microbe
• Newsweek
• Psychology Today
• Region Focus: The Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond
• Special Events
• Time
• USA Today
• Washingtonian
• The Week: The best of the U.S. and International Media

CULINARY & HOSPITALITY

• American Cake Decorating
• Bake
• Bon Appétit
• Cook’s Illustrated
• Fine Cooking
• Food Arts
• Food and Wine
• Food Technology
• Dessert Professional.com
• Gastronomica
• Gourmet
• Journal of Food Science
• Kitchen Garden
• Kitchen Gardener
• Lodging: The Official Magazine of the American Hotel and Lodging Association
• Martha Stewart Living
• Modern Baking
• National Culinary Review
• NEWH: The Hospitality Industry Network
• Pleasures of Cooking
• Restaurants and Institutions
• Restaurant Business
• Restaurants Startup and Growth
• Sante
• Saveur
• Spain Gourmetour

BUSINESS

• Bloomberg Businessweek
• Forbes
• Fortune
• Fast Company
• Financial Times
• Fortune Small Business
• FT Business Education: Executive MBA Ranking 2014
• Harvard Business Review
• Journal of Accountancy
• Virginia Business
• Wall Street Journal Magazine
• Wall Street Journal Newspaper
• Washington Business Journal: Book of Lists

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

• PC World
• Wired
• GCN