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Use this guide to learn about the research process and plan your research project.

Welcome to the Research Planning Guide

How to Search the Catalog

You can use DBU's online library catalog to find the books and other items you want.  Here's how:

  1. Use the text-entry box above, or click here.
  2. Type in keyword(s), title, or author. 
  3. Click Search.
  4. Limit results to the format you want—books, ebooks, articles, videos, etc. - by checking the appropriate box under "Format".

  1. Click the item's title to view more information about the item.  Under "Check Availability," you can find out if the item is available, or when it should be returned.
  2. Checkout period: books—four weeks; videos—two weeks. 
    Off-campus and online students: click here to find out how to check out books from home!

NOTE: if you see a "View eBook" link under the item's title, click it!  The ebook or article will open in a new window. (You may be asked to log in with your DBU username and password.)

Go Global

What if DBU doesn't own the book you need?  No worries—you can request the book through Interlibrary Loan. On the library home page follow the Interlibrary Loan link to complete the ILL form.