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Faculty and instructors using Sakai
@ UD or
creating webpages can link to electronic journals, Internet resources,
and databases available from the University of Delaware Library. This
guide highlights those resources and other useful Library services
Contents: DELCAT & WorldCat
Local | Digital
Images | Electronic
Journals | Electronic Reserves | Interlibrary
Loan | Film and Video Collection
| Library Databases | Library
Instruction | Link to Articles | Library
Purchase | Off-campus Access to Library Databases
and Journals | RefWorks | Student
Multimedia Design Center |
Research Guides | Subject Librarians |
Virtual Reference Desk
DELCAT, the Library Catalog
Find materials owned by the Library
DELCAT provides information
about the books, maps, videos, and other materials the Library
owns. DELCAT also lists the magazines, journals, newspapers, and
databases to which the Library subscribes.
- WorldCat Local
A new way to view the materials owned by the Library
WorldCat Local offers
a new and unique method for performing research at the University of Delaware.
In addition to searching materials that are contained in DELCAT, WorldCat
Local allows the user to search for journal articles as well as materials
located at other libraries throughout the world in one simple search. Features
include searching articles, linking directly to articles, accessing information
on titles through Google Books, ordering materials via Interlibrary Loan,
and creating a personal account that can contain book reviews and lists of
your favorite titles.
Multimedia Archive (Library database): more than 500,000
photos from 1844 to today from the Associated Press archive.
Images can be used in course web pages, student projects, and
other educational purposes.
- ARTstor (Library
database): digital library of images of art, architecture, painting,
photography, sculpture, decorative arts and design, as well as
archaeological and anthropological objects.
Memory: digitized historical collections from the Library
Exhibits: Delaware Public Archives text collections.
Digital: New York Public Library’s digital collection.
Electronic Journals & Articles in Full Text Databases
Link electronic journals or articles to a course website.
The Library licenses (subscribes to) thousands of electronic journals and
newspapers. These subscriptions are listed in DELCAT,
in WorldCat Local and
on the Electronic
Place reserve readings online.
Place copies of articles for reserve on the Web and link to Reserves from
course pages. The Electronic Reserves staff can scan paper copies of materials
submitted by faculty into PDF format. The list of reserve readings can be submitted
via the web. See the Course
Reserves webpage for more information.
The lists for both electronic and print reserves are available in DELCAT.
Course Reserves" from the DELCAT top banner.
Borrow materials not found at UD.
Interlibrary Loan (ILL) is the
cooperative program that shares resources from library to library. ILL is available
to UD faculty, students, and staff. If you need a journal article
from a journal the Library doesn't have, fill out the ILL
request form. The Library ILL office will contact a library that
can send the article, preferably in electronic format. You will receive
a notification that the article can be picked up from the Library
server. If you need a book, microform, etc., the material will be
sent to this Library for you to use and you will be notified when
it arrives. Always check DELCAT before submitting an ILL request.
The ILL form is available on the "Forms" page
on the Library Web (under the top banner). "Get IT!"
enhanced databases have a link to send an ILL request.
The Library will not submit ILL requests for items the Library owns.
If a book is checked out, use the
Recall form, available on the "Forms" page.
Film & Video Collection
Media resourses to use in
classes and on the Web.
Online resources from the Library's Film and Video Collection
Department and the Internet can be incorporated into course resources.
Streaming media is a particularly effective way to use media. The Library
has many licensed databases appropiate for various subjects.
The Film and Video Collection Department can assist in using these resources and
in finding online materials that can be tapped freely and legally.
Find articles and other information content for courses.
The Library licenses (subscribes to) more
than 230 databases. Many of these databases are indexes to the magazine
and journal literature of a certain type or of a particular discipline.
These indexes sometimes include conference proceedings, books, dissertations
and other materials. Many of the indexes have been enhanced with the
Library's service, Get It! Get It! provides
a link to the full text article on a publisher Web site, the DELCAT information
on the journal, and an Interlibrary Loan request form, all from the citation
information in the database. Databases having Get It! links can be identified
by the messagenext
to the database name on the Library Databases pages. For information
about Get It!, see the
Get It! page and Get
It! help page. Examples of Get It! databases:
About 70 of the Library licensed databases are "full text." Full text may mean the database is an electronic version
of a publication or is a digital text collection. Full text can also
mean databases which include the complete article for all or some of
the articles indexed. Many of these databases use URLs that are "persistent" and remain the same indefinitely. Faculty can create links to those articles
with persistent URLs (or PURLS) from their course Web site. Examples
of full text databases:
Request a library session for your course.
The Library offers many services to support faculty research
and teaching activities, including specialized library sessions for
your course. See Assistance to Faculty for more information.
Link to Articles
Add articles to webpages.
Most of the electronic journals that the Library licenses
allow linking to articles or abstracts. In some cases, links can be made to
a journal home page or a table of contents of an issue.
Many of the full text databases use URLs that are "persistent" and
remain the same indefinitely. Faculty can create links to those articles with
persistent URLs (or PURLS) from their course Web site.
Suggest the Library acquire a print, electronic, or media resource.
Use the Recommendation
for Library Purchase form to suggest the purchase or licensing
of library materials. When the form is completed, click on the
Submit Request button at the bottom of the form, and the recommendation
will be forwarded to the appropriate subject librarian.
Off-campus Access to Library Databases and Journals
UD licensed resources can be accessed from off-campus
Using UD restricted materials, such as electronic reserves, electronic journals,
and library databases requires log-in to the UD
Recommendation: login to the Proxy server and then navigate to Sakai and login.
Online citation manager
RefWorks is a
Web-based bibliography and database manager that allows you to create your
own personal database by importing references from text files or online databases.
You can use these references in writing papers and automatically format the
paper and the bibliography in your choice of bibliographic citation styles.
The Library offers workshops on
Student Multimedia Design Center
Create multimedia materials for your courses.
The Student Multimedia
Design Center provides equipment and services to help you incorporate multimedia
in your courses and to support students in designing materials for course assignments.
Student Multimedia Design Center is also the location for microfilms, CDs,
and DVDs in the library.
Find information relating to disciplines and subjects.
Browse the comprehensive research
guides representing UD academic disciplines and other useful
categories. Each research guide includes a list of subject-specific
Library Databases, specialized research tips, and links to relevant
web sites. Examples:
Virtual Reference Desk
Use this online reference library for fast answers.
Reference Desk points to reference information online in these
Almanacs and Fast Facts, Biography, Business & Economics, Calculators and
Converters, Calendars/Dates/Time, Careers and Job Search, Citation Styles,
Consumer Information, Delaware, Dictionaries, Directories, Encyclopedias, Journal
Abbreviations, Maps and Geography, Quotations, Statistics, Transportation,
and University of Delaware. Examples:
There are other electronic resources listed on the Reference & Statistics section
on the Databases page.