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Gertrude Kistler Memorial Library

Research Help

New to library research and unsure where to start? Looking for more help with an in-depth research project? Or just interested in learning more about the services Kistler Library provides? Consult the resources our staff have compiled below.

The Library Resources: How Do I...? guide shows you all you need to know about navigating the Library, searching for books and e-resources, evaluating your research, and more.

Library Research FAQ

Need help? Library staff is ready to assist.

You can reach us the following ways:

Phone: (610) 527-0200 x2271
Text: (610) 424-4315
Visit us during our regular hours.

Research appointments are  generally available Mon - Fri 9am - 5pm.
Research consultations can be conducted in person or via online videoconference.

Kistler Library's Research Guides are compiled especially by our librarians to cover different subjects, topics, and courses. These guides point you to featured resources, both in print and online, and link to other support available.

Research Guides

Our Canvas course brings together many resources in one easy to navigate location. Check out our different modules for interactive tutorials on the research process, academic integrity, and more.

Kistler Library on Canvas

Need help with citations or understanding what constitutes plagiarism? Start with this research guide built by our library staff.

Citations & Academic Honesty

If you are attempting to access our online subscription resources while off-campus, you will automatically be prompted to login via our proxy server through EZProxy. This ensures that you have full access to our resources as a member of the Rosemont community.

Instructions for Off-Campus Database Access

  • When prompted, log in using your full Rosemont College email address (eg. and your email password. (Test this username/password combination by logging into your email at
  • Only one login is required to access all of the databases until the browser window is closed. Please be sure that cookies are enabled in your browser.
  • You may need to modify or reconfigure your firewall to allow unrestricted access to the domain. (In a corporate environment, please contact your network administrator to review firewall restrictions that may block access.)
  • You may also need to clear your browsing history and cache, close the browser, and reopen it; you can also try a different browser.
  • Contact to reset your email password or if login issues persist.
  • If databases load incorrectly, try disabling any ad block features or extensions in your browser.
  • To see a full list of Kistler Library's Electronic Databases, click here.