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Writing 101: Visions of Home

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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.

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Rebekah Cowell
Graduate Humanities & Social Sciences Intern

Introduction to Library Research

Welcome to the library research guide for Writing 101: Visions of Home with Dr. Eliana Schonberg. This guide provides resources and tips for conducting library research for your assignments. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact your course librarian: Rebekah Cowell.

Basic Starting Points

  • The Duke University Libraries website is a search portal
  • Ask a Librarian  - chat with a Duke Librarian
  • Access your Library Account to see what you have borrowed and renew titles online.
  • Use Interlibrary Requests to borrow a book or get an article from another library in the TRLN network or across the country and deliver it to the library of your choice on campus.
  • The banner of the library website displays tons of links to useful information when you hover over it:

Research in an Academic Library

Duke University Libraries have a lot to offer (7,478,410 books, 1,083 databases, and much more). In light of this richness and complexity, it is worthwhile to get to know the library homepage as search portal We have created some videos that cover the basics of working in a research library. We want you to feel at home!

All the videos are at the Library 101 guide