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ICS Capstone Seminar: Why Use the Library?

Not everything is free

Access fee-based databases with thousands of magazines and scholarly journals in full text. Check-out how to locate and browse databases by subject.

Not everything is scholarly or authoritative

Librarians and faculty spend time selecting quality materials (including scholarly e-books and e-journals) especially for your classes.

Not everything is transparent

Get personal assistance from Duke University Library subject specialists, including librarians from the International and Area Studies department.

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Not everything is on the web

Browse and read books, magazines, encyclopedias, and other printed and audiovisual materials, including archival and special collections that are not available online or in electronic format.

You don't have to be in the library to use it

Use the online catalog to identify many of the resources that can be accessed from off-campus