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ICS Gateway Course: Why Use the Library?

ICS 195: Comparative Approaches to Global Issues

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


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Librarians and faculty have pre-selected scholarly materials (including e-books, e-journals, newspapers, and data) specifically for college-level courses and research topics.

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Get personal assistance from Duke University Library subject specialists, including librarians from the International and Area Studies department and consultants from the Center for Data and Visualization Sciences. Or, for immediate assistance, contact us via chat.


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Use the online catalog to identify and access e-resources from off-campus.

ICS Library Liaison

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Phone: 919-660-5847 Fax: 919-668-3134