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Distance Learning / Online Students / Research From Home

How to do research from home with guidance on local access, tips and tricks to be successful, and more!

This Guide

This guide is a resource for all areas of distance learning / working from home / online research and study using the library, plus some other tips and tricks we've picked up as online learners. It will help guide you through whatever project you are working on. Please remember to reach out to me, the library faculty and your professors with any and all questions!

Each red tab will guide you to a different section of the guide (some tabs have subsections) - please explore each section! For example, Search Strategy explains what a search is, how to effectively search, and more. It has a sub tab, Advanced Search Strategy which goes into tips and tricks like truncation to really up your  search game.

Kemp Library Video Tutorials are videos specific to ESU that the faculty librarians created for you, think of them like short library instructions sessions. 


Fall 2020 Research Assistance hours

Fall 2020 Research Assistance Hours

Contact the Librarians at

Contact the librarians!

Library Quick Links

Use to find books, ebooks, print journals.
A full list of the databases we subscribe to.  Databases are the first place to look for articles.  Pro Tip: you can sort by major/subject or by type (newspapers, images, etc). When in doubt about where to begin try Academic Search Ultimate.
Use to request books and articles not at ESU

Get Research Help


For help with books you've checked out or to see if the library is open please call 570-422-3126. 

For help with research assistance please call 570-422-3594.


Chat with a librarian live through the chat icon in the lower right corner of your screen


Email the librarians directly at - please be detailed in your query! 


Consultations (video and phone) available though Zoom! Please contact us to schedule. Use the Appointment scheduler below or you can reach out to us individually if you want to work with a particular librarian. 

Make an Appointment:

Make an appointment with a librarian and we will work with you virtually - phone, Zoom, etc.