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About the Library
The IIRP Graduate School maintains an academic social science research library whose scope comprises all aspects of restorative practices, including related areas of education, psychology, criminology, social services, conflict resolution, statistics, management and human resources.
The Library’s collection includes:
- Conference proceedings
- Government, institutional and corporate reports & grey literature
- Audiovisual materials
The Library supports the Graduate School’s blended curriculum by maintaining both a physical research collection and gateway access to digital scholarly content. We provide knowledge support for IIRP program initiatives, faculty and guest scholar research, and student coursework.
The Library serves the IIRP Graduate School’s faculty, students and staff; we are happy to accommodate external researchers as resources permit.
Borrowing policy: Borrowing Library materials is restricted to Bethlehem-based IIRP faculty and staff. Others may use books and other library items on-site at our Bethlehem campus office. Digital materials can be downloaded through the online library catalog.
COVID-19 Library services alert (Updated April 27, 2020)
- Read the latest updates from the IIRP regarding our response to the coronavirus pandemic.
- Reference and consultation services: The Librarian and other IIRP faculty and staff are available via email, telephone, and Zoom for remote reference, consultation and assistance. Librarian services are available Monday through Thursday, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Eastern time.
- Research databases, online journals, public catalog, & digital resources: Available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
- Interlibrary loan requests: Items that can be obtained from digital collections will continue to be processed as usual. Requests for journal articles or book chapters that are not available electronically cannot be fulfilled at the present time.
- Physical library collection (books, reports, and other materials at our Bethlehem campus): Unavailable until further notice.
COVID-19 / Coronavirus information resources
- U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) | U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH)
- World Health Organization (WHO)
- COVID-19 research resources (Penn State College of Medicine)
- Responding to COVID-19 in Pennsylvania (Commonwealth of Pennsylvania)
- MedlinePlus (U.S. National Library of Medicine)
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The IIRP Graduate School offers students support in writing through Tutor.com. This service enables you to connect online in real time with expert writing specialists who can answer your questions and give feedback on your work.
Tutors can answer questions and provide guidance on:
- Proofreading for American English grammar, spelling and usage
- Essay organization and narrative flow; idea development and clarity
- English as a second language for non-native speakers
- APA Style usage
Tutor.com provides 24/7 online access to tutors in several ways:
- On-demand live chat for brief questions
- By appointment for longer, more in-depth virtual tutoring sessions
- Drop-off paper review; upload your document for critique and feedback
In addition to writing skills, Student Success tutors can give advice on managing your academic life, including study skills, time management, scholarly resources, building support, and maintaining a healthy work-school-life balance. Find out more here.
Maintaining continuity: You can elect to work with the same tutor on an ongoing basis, using the Writing Projects feature.
How to connect to a tutor
Tutor.com is available exclusively to students currently enrolled in graduate school courses. To connect with a tutor, click the green Tutor.com tool icon in the Course Welcome section of your Moodle course.
- Tutors are not able to assess the quality of restorative-related perspectives on subject matter; e.g., they cannot advise whether or not your approach to a topic is "restorative."
- Tutor.com is a third-party service provided as a convenience to students; it is not affiliated with the IIRP.