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Improving Database Search Results

Finding Articles and Databases Using the Librares' Search Tools

  1. To begin your research, find the full text of a specific article by using the Articles search on the Duke Libraries homepage.
  2. Limit to Peer-reviewed or scholarly titles by clicking the box under the search box.
  3. Find specific research databases (ex. SportDiscus) by using the Research Databases page.

Can't find the article? Request articles that Duke does not own by using document delivery.

Using Interlibrary Loan

Interlibrary Loan (ILL) or Document Delivery allows you to request articles, books, or scans of book chapters not available full-text through the Duke Libraries. 

  • Create a Document Delivery account.
  • Once you create your account, for an article, all you need to do is click the "request a copy from another library" in the search results.
  • Or, for book chapters, use the "Chapter" request link in your ILL account.

Your Librarian

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Cheryl Thomas
Research and Instruction
Perkins 233
Box 90175
Durham, NC 27708
Call me: 919.660.5814
E-mail me:

Music Librarian

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Laura Williams
113 Biddle Music Building
Call me:(919) 660-5952
Subjects:Humanities, Music