Before we meet, please explore this guide website and:
In class, we'll practice finding relevant articles and experiment with the features of literature databases. We'll also make sure you're up and running with a citation manager, and will have time for your questions.
Getting the Full-Text of Articles
Some databases only provide abstracts and not the full-text of articles. Look for the Get It @ Duke button or a link labeled "full text" near an article citation and click on it to see if the library provides online access. Highly recommend installing the Libkey Nomad browser extension for instant access to PDFs.
If the library doesn't provide access to a particular article or book, you can still get it through interlibrary request. For each article or book, fill out the form. The same service provides books and print journals that are in Duke's off-site storage.
Off-Campus Access to E-Resources
Most online library databases and journals can be accessed off-campus via proxy server. You will need to connect to these electronic resources using your NetID and password. Details are here.
Library Privileges for Undergraduate Honors Students
While working on honors theses, undergraduates have many of the same privileges as graduate students, including extended loan periods and dedicated study space. Details are here.