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What's New from Credo Online Reference Service

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Credo Online Reference Service provides over three million full text entries on all disciplines from reference works including online dictionaries, encyclopedias, biographies, guides and more. It also includes additional content from other sources such as EBSCO, JSTOR, and Google Books. Credo is updated regularly.



 

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Check out these spooky titles in the Credo Collection:

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The Ashgate Encyclopedia of Literary and Cinematic Monsters - Jeffrey Andrew Weinstock (Editor)
ISBN: 9781409425625
Publication Date: 2014-01-08
From vampires and demons to ghosts and zombies, interest in monsters in literature, film, and popular culture has never been stronger. This concise Encyclopedia provides scholars and students with a comprehensive and authoritative A-Z of monsters throughout the ages. It is the first major reference book on monsters for the scholarly market.

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The Werewolf Book - Brad Steiger
ISBN: 9781578593675
Publication Date: 2011-09-01
Covering 140,000 years of legend, mythology, and fact, The Werewolf Book provides hair-raising evidence of strange and obsessional behavior through the centuries. Learn the basics of becoming a werewolf and the intricacies of slaying the beast.

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Chambers Dictionary of the Unexplained - Editors of Chambers
ISBN: 9780550102157
Publication Date: 2007-12-19
Covering everything from cryptozoology and the Yeti to witchcraft, earth mysteries, folklore, ghosts, human oddities, the occult, parapsychology, spiritualism, and UFOs, a comprehensive resource looks a wide range of unexplained phenomena in a volume containing objective, informative, and up-to-date entries.

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Engineering
This is a group of guides created for the College of Engineering.
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Contains documents, administration and operation relating to Dupre Library.
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Guides that are within the disciplines of the College of Nursing.
 
 

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* Hours subject to change. Call 337-482-6025 to confirm hours.

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Study Cubicles for Students

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You asked, we listened. Individual study cubicles are now available to undergraduate students on the second floor of the library. Cubicles are assigned on a first come, first served basis, and will be subject to a two hour time limit as demand requires.

Stop by the Circulation Desk to get a key, and find more information at http://library.louisiana.edu/services/circulation-services/other-services.

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Off-Campus Access to Library Databases

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Most of the databases can be accessed from off-campus. If prompted, enter a UCS CLID and password to access a database. To obtain a UCS CLID and password, faculty, staff, and students may visit the UL Lafayette Help Desk.

Having trouble accessing library databases from off-campus?
If you are unable to access the library databases remotely, please call the Reference Desk at (337)482-6030. When the library is closed (hours of operation) and multiple databases from different providers (for example, JSTOR and Academic Search Complete) are unavailable from off campus, the UL Lafayette Help Desk may be able to help you. Please contact them at ithelpdesk@louisiana.edu or (337)482-5516.

In addition, you may try the following steps:

  • Clear cookies & cache
  • Try using the Chrome browser.  Firefox has known issues with remote access
  • Make sure you are not using old bookmarks that lead to legacy library web pages whose URLs no longer function
  • Try opening a new window
  • Try rebooting your computer
  • Try using another device, if possible
 

About Edith Garland Dupré Library

Edith Garland Dupré Library is centrally situated on the main campus of the University of Louisiana at Lafayette at 400 E. St. Mary Blvd. The library is open to students, faculty, staff, and the public.  Dupré Library recently added its one millionth bound volume (The Nature of Things at Lake Martin: exploring the Wonder of Cypress Island Preserve in Southern Louisiana by Nancy Camel). 

Special collections include:  U.S. government documents, Louisiana government documents, materials pertaining to the history and culture of Acadiana (in the Jefferson Caffery Louisiana Room), the University Archives and Acadiana Manuscripts Collection and the Rare Book Collection. Funds from a BORSF grant received in 2003 have been used to establish the Cajun and Creole Music Collection, a collection of commercial recordings of Cajun, Creole, zydeco and swamp pop music. The CCMC shares a space on the third floor with the Ernest J. Gaines Center, an international center of scholarship on the author Ernest J. Gaines and his works.

Most of the library's collections are available online through the library's catalog. Patrons may access the catalog over the Internet from home, office, or campus. Educational materials housed in the Instructional Materials Center may be searched separately or in conjunction with a search of Dupré Library's holdings.

The librarians at Edith Garland Dupré Library are eager to help prepare students by providing them with the resources they need for their education.

 
 

Need Help?

Contact the Reference Desk:

  • Call us at (337)482-6030
  • Email us
  • Text us at (337)205-7558
  • Click button below for Live Chat

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Please visit the library's Ask a Librarian page for more information.

 

Collaboration Stations for Students

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The library now offers three student Collaboration Stations on the second floor of the library across the hall from the STEP Lab. Large screen monitors and white boards allow groups to view information, work together on projects and create group presentations. Data drops ensure Internet access, and students can check out data cables and HDMI cables to connect laptops/tablets to monitors at the Circulation Desk.

The Collaboration Stations are funded by a STEP (Student Technology Enhancement Program) grant.
For more information, contact Susan Richard at smr@louisiana.edu.

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