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Kelly Library @ Penn State Greater Allegheny


J. Clarence Kelly Library
4000 University Drive
McKeesport, PA 15132

Phone: 412-675-9110
Fax: 412-675-9113

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Student Tools

The Kelly Library faculty and staff are here to support your coursework and research needs. Use the links below to learn more about starting your research, finding good sources in the University Libraries, and avoiding plagiarism. Please do not hesitate to email, call or visit Kelly Library for assistance.

Basic Tools



Ask a Librarian

When the library is closed or you're away from campus, librarians are available to answer questions via chat, email, or text.

Course Reserves

Search by course number or your instructor's last name to find course-related readings and materials.

Interlibrary Loan (ILL)

Can't find the book you're looking for at Penn State? Want a copy of an article that's not available at your library? Use the ILL service to request it from another campus or institution.

Career and Vocational Resources

Find information about job hunting, resume writing and career satisfaction at the library.

Learning Center

Located on the lower level of the library, the John H. Gruskin Learning Center provides tutoring, study skills assistance, writing help and assistive technologies to the Greater Allegheny campus.

"I Want It" and "Get It!"

Use the "I Want It" button to request books, videos, etc. from other Penn State campus libraries. Use the "Get It!" button to search for an online version of the article you want.

My Library Account

View and renew the items you have checked out. View and manage your requests for items from other campuses.


Research Skills

Research Basics

Whether you're at the beginning or end of your research project, use these tips from your librarians to find your way.

Defining Your Topic

Need help narrowing your focus for a research project? Try these strategies.

The Information Cycle

Learn how events, time, and people come together to make the sources we use for research from this online video.

Evaluating Information that a "reliable source"? Learn how to make sure that the sources you cite are appropriate for your assignments.

Plagiarism & You

Quoting, citing and paraphrasing incorrectly may be considered plagiarism. Make sure you understand your responsibilities and have the knowledge and skills to avoid plagiarism with this tutorial and quiz.

Copyright and Fair Use

Basic information about intellectual property, copyright and Fair Use for students.