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Photo Friday: Family Weekend

Image of Shawn Proctor, Communication and Marketing Program Manager, with his family.

Photo courtesy of Shawn Proctor.

We have a lot of Villanova families at Falvey Memorial Library! Shawn Proctor, Communication and Marketing Program Manager, is celebrating Family Weekend on campus. His son, Colin, is a senior at Nova (’23 CLAS). Enjoy spending time with your loved ones, Wildcats!

View the Family Weekend 2022 schedule here.



TBT: Wildcat Football

Collection Source: Box 1, Folder 5, VUA 35-26-vf Villanova Photograph Collection. Villanova University Archives, Villanova University. Football (Varsity), (1 item / 19 x 23.6 cm), undated.

Image courtesy of Distinctive Collections.


Image courtesy of Distinctive Collections.












Happy September, Wildcats! Football season is officially upon us. The Wildcats recently beat the Lehigh Mountain Hawks at our home opener. To honor the first game at home for the 2022 season, we’ve collected some images from the 1937 and 1938 seasons to honor the legacy of the Wildcat Football Team. Go ‘Cats!

 Anna Jankowski ’23 CLAS is a Junior Communication Major from just outside Baltimore who ​​works as a Communication & Marketing Assistant in Falvey.





Groups Mania: Reserve Group Study Rooms Online With LibCal

Group study rooms are available for booking after being closed during the Covid-19 pandemic. Reserve Falvey Library group study rooms online with LibCal. Study rooms can be reserved up to seven days in advance. Rooms are only available during Library Service Hours. Study rooms are available for groups of two or more Villanova students. Rooms are for study use only (club meetings, classes, individual study, and interviews not permitted).

After your reservation is booked online, please visit the Library Service Desk first to check in for your reservation before proceeding to the study room. Two group members must be present for check in at the service desk. Failure to check in 15 minutes after the start of the reservation will result in automatic cancellation. Please keep these usage policies in mind when studying. Rooms must be kept clean: All trash and personal items should be removed and disposed of upon departure. Rooms should not be left unattended during use: Unattended personal items are subject to removal by library staff. Study Rooms are not soundproof: Please keep group discussion to a reasonable noise level.

All group study rooms are equipped with: TV monitor, HDMI connector cable, table, chairs, dry erase board, and wireless internet access. Dry erase markers, laptops, power cords, and additional equipment may be checked out from the Service Desk. See full list of available equipment here.

Questions? Contact the service desk on Falvey’s first floor! Phone 610-519-4270; Email Have a great semester, Wildcats!


Resource Highlight: Immigration Law and Policy Information

By Merrill Stein

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If you are seeking policy, legal and historical information about immigration, trial access is now available to the Immigration Law & Policy in the U.S. database, included within the already subscribed to HeinOnline database, a subscription courtesy of the Charles Widger School of Law Library.

The database brings together a comprehensive collection of sixteen subcollections about immigration. Select features include scholarly articles focused on immigration law from the HeinOnline law journal library, congressional hearings, Congressional Research Service (CRS) reports, Government Accountability Office (GAO) and Board of Immigration Appeals Precedent Decisions and several immigration-related acts and legislative histories and relevant Supreme Court briefs in 750,000 pages of material. While the database is meant to be a unique set of resources within HeinOnline, some information can also be found elsewhere and within other scholarly resources.

The trial ends September 26, 2022. More information is available at the HeinOnline’s Immigration Law & Policy guide. The immigration database can be accessed in the Falvey Library Databases A-Z list or from within the HeinOnline database, a subscription courtesy of the Charles Widger School of Law Library.

""Merrill Stein is Political Science Librarian at Falvey Memorial Library.





Photo Friday: A Glimpse of Hope

We hope this little glimmer of color is a hopeful sign that a wonderful fall is on its way.

Falvey Memorial Library will be closed on Monday, Sept. 5, in observance of Labor Day. Villanova students, faculty, and staff may enter the Library building 24/7 with a valid Wildcard. Enjoy the holiday, ‘Cats!

Photo courtesy of Shawn Proctor, Communication and Marketing Program Manager.

Kallie Stahl ’17 MA is Communication and Marketing Specialist at Falvey Memorial Library.




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Looking for Policy Documents? Falvey Library Has Trial Access to Overton until September 30

Looking for policy documents and researchers mentioned in them?

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Overton reports to be the world’s largest collection of policy documents, parliamentary transcripts, government guidance, and think tank research. The web-based application allows researchers to search and browse policy documents and the researchers and institutions to which they are linked. Overton collects data from 180+ countries and indexes over six million documents from 31,018 organizations in 1,593 policy sources to help users find documents and researchers and measure their influence on government policy.

The search interface offers three ways to find policy data:

  • Policy documents – search over 6 million policy documents by topic and keyword
  • People – search over 7 million people cited by policy
  • Scholarly articles – search over 4 million books and articles cited in policy

For trial access until Sept. 30: Register at Overton using your Villanova email and pick a password. All search features in the trial are active but access to full results is limited.

Search choices include keyword, phrase, Boolean, and proximity searches. Results can be filtered by funder, country, publication, institution, and other criteria. Policy searches can be saved and exported to MS Excel & MS PowerPoint. Author and Scholarly Article results can be exported to CSV. Search alert set up is also available. Search shortcuts linked to Villanova University can also be customized for an organization.

Overton organizes documents into categories and analyzes them to extract key terms and topics and then maps connections within them. Fullest coverage is provided from 2015 to present. Coverage is less comprehensive from 2000 to 2015, due to the nature and prevalence of policy documents over time.

For more information visit and

A link to the collection is also available on the Falvey Library Databases A-Z list.

""Merrill Stein is Political Science Librarian at Falvey Memorial Library.





Library 101: Visit the Library Blog and Social Media for Daily Updates

Check out our website and social media every day for the latest library news, resources, fun stuff, and throwbacks!

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Social Media

Kallie Stahl ’17 MA is Communication and Marketing Specialist at Falvey Memorial Library.




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Caturday: New Semester, Old Falvey

Photo of the original Villanova Library, now known as Old Falvey.

The original Villanova Library, now known as Old Falvey.

Looking for Old Falvey classrooms (101-105)? Enter Old Falvey, walk down the stairs, and turn left.

Kallie Stahl ’17 MA is Communication and Marketing Specialist at Falvey Memorial Library.





Library 101: Here’s Your Falvey Library Essentials Guide

From an endless array of resources and support, to a dongle for your Mac, you’re likely to find everything you’re looking for at Falvey Library! Keep scrolling for your library essentials guide. Graphics created by Joanne Quinn, Director of Communication and Marketing.

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Library 101: Falvey Memorial Library Directory

New on campus? Need a refresher? No problem, we’ve listed the Falvey Memorial Library building directory below. Questions? Contact the front desk! Phone: 610-519-4270; Email

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Last Modified: August 25, 2022