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Tutorials: Foley Library Basics

Learn about Foley Library resources and how to use them.


Try out out new Tutorials Page:  Both the old and new tutorials pages will be available through August 5, 2016 and then this old one will go away.



View the "START WITH THE BASICS" tutorials below for an overview of what library has to offer. The  other boxes on this page and the tabs above offer more detailed tutorials on a variety of resources. Contact the library with any questions.

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In addition to our reference desk assistance and our phone, chat, and email services, Foley librarians are available by appointment. You can arrange to meet in person or over the phone to get the help you need!

HOW DO I...?


Library Logins Demystified

Many library resources and services require unique usernames and passwords.  Here is an explanation of which systems require which access information.

If you have any questions, the reference desk is staffed during all open library hours. Call 509-313-5931, or chat with us from our library homepage or text message at 509-730-5979. 

To access full-text databases or other resources such as Films on Demand or Anatomy Flashcards, select the database from the Databases List or from a link on a Research Guide. Sign in using the same username and password you use for Zagmail. If you forgot or need to update this password, go to the Gonzaga Password Reset page.

Our InterLibrary Loan software, ILLiad, requires a unique logon that you create when you register.  The username and password can be anything you select, but we do not recommend using your email address as a username as it is too long for the system to handle.  If you have never used ILLiad before, follow the links for “First Time Users” to create your login.  If you have used it before, but have forgotten your username or password you can contact the ILL department at 509-313-3878.

Log into your library account through Gonzaga Library Search, using your Gonzaga username and password.

Get access the full contents of Gonzaga Library Search, and access your library account using your Gonzaga username and password.

Our citation management software, RefWorks, requires a unique logon that you create when you register. The username and password can be anything you select. If you are creating a new RefWorks account, be sure the account creation window says "Create an account at Gonzaga University" in order to get all the benefits of RefWorks provided by Foley Center Library. If you forget your username or password, contact RefWorks to reset by emailing The "Citation and RefWorks" tab of the Library Tutorials guide provides  tutorials and guides to using RefWorks and its Microsoft Word plugin, Write-N-Cite.

Go to study room reservations for a tutorial showing how to reserve a study room. You will need your student ID number.


Research Tips - The Process

Online Library Orientations