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EDUC 255S: Literacy, Writing, Tutoring: Getting Started

Finding Books

The library catalog lets you search for books, journals, DVDs, music, and research materials that are available in the Duke University Libraries.

When you know exactly what you want:

  • Search the library catalog by title or author of the work (Ex. Mccann, Colum).
  • Use the catalog's advanced search for the most precise searching.

When you are starting a search on a new topic:

Looking for even more tips and tricks?  Check out this guide to locating and requesting books and ebooks.

MPS @ Perkins Library

Visit the Multimedia Project Studio for help with your video and sound editing. It is located next to the Link in the lower level of Perkins Library. 

Starting this fall, MPS and OIT are offering a TechTutor program, which you can read about here: The program includes 1-1 personalized training with student techtutors on multimedia applications (audio/video), graphics and web development.

Head of Research and Instructional Services

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Kim Duckett
Perkins Library - Research and Instructional Services

Getting Help

Ask Us Now!

Librarians are available from 9am to midnight most evenings to help you with your research. You can reach us in person, via chat, phone, or email.