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Resources for Distance Learners

A guide to the library resources and services available to distance learners at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette

A Guide to the Ernest J. Gaines Center

This guide will give you information about Ernest J. Gaines and the Gaines Center at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette.

Resources for Nursing

This guide introduces nursing students to library and web resources available to help them with their research.

Integrating the Library into Moodle

This guide helps University of Louisiana at Lafayette faculty integrate library services and resources into their Moodle courses.

Open Educational Resources (OER)

This guide provides faculty a basic understanding of Open Educational Resources (OER), including how to find, evaluate, use and adapt OER materials for their own courses.

Commercial Document Delivery Providers

A brief list of commercial suppliers that provide document delivery of articles and other content to individuals.

Creating Permalinks

This guide shows you how to locate and create permalinks to online resources in Dupré Library's catalog and databases.

Database List


Hours & Directions

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Hours subject to change.
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Off-Campus Access to Library Databases

Remote access

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


Having trouble accessing library databases from off-campus?

If you are unable to access the Library databases from off-campus, call the Reference Desk at (337) 482-6030.

In addition, you may try the following steps:

  • Make sure cookies are enabled.
  • Clear cookies & cache.
  • Try opening a new window.
  • Try another browser.
  • Try rebooting your computer.
  • Try another computer, if possible.

When the Library is closed and multiple databases from different providers (for example, JSTOR and Academic Search Complete) are unavailable from off-campus, the University IT Help Desk may be able to help you. Contact them at (337) 482-5516 or ithelp@louisiana.edu.





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Credo's Mind Map is a brainstorming tool to find related terms and expand your search.



Titles added to the Credo collection in April:

Encyclopedia of North American Immigration
 by John PowellEncyclopedia of North American Immigration
by John Powell

Encyclopedia of North American Immigration, Revised Edition is a comprehensive encyclopedia consisting of hundreds of A-to-Z entries on events, themes, people, places, and legislation related to immigration.

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American Biographies: American Scientists by Charles W. Jr. CareyAmerican Biographies: American Scientists
by Charles W. Jr. Carey

American Scientists, Second Edition provides entries on the scientists who have greatly impacted society and the scientific community. Each entry covers the scientist's background, including details about the individual's professional career and accomplishments within the scientific world. Further reading lists enhance each entry.

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American Biographies: American Social Leaders and Activists by Neil A. HamiltonAmerican Biographies: American Social Leaders and Activists
by Neil A. Hamilton

American Social Leaders and Activists, Second Edition features more than A-to-Z entries on important American activists and social leaders from colonial times to the present.

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Encyclopedia of American Foreign Policy by Glenn Hastedt and Allison SheltonEncyclopedia of American Foreign Policy
by Glenn Hastedt and Allison Shelton

Encyclopedia of American Foreign Policy, Second Edition details U.S. foreign affairs from the American Revolution up through the modern day. This comprehensive A-to-Z reference guide covers important people, groups and organizations, events, and legislation.

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Cultural Studies: The UFO Encyclopedia by Jerome ClarkCultural Studies: The UFO Encyclopedia
by Jerome Clark

This title offers context for the reams of declassified UFO-related documents that have been released in the United States, Brazil, and other countries; explores secret government programs that were revealed in recent years and before; and compiles and explains the UFO phenomena in all its aspects.

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American Biographies: American Political Leaders by Richard L. WilsonAmerican Biographies: American Political Leaders
by Richard L. Wilson

American Political Leaders, Second Edition contains biographical profiles of men and women in the United States who have demonstrated their political leadership primarily by being elected, nominated, or appointed to significant political offices in the United States.

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Encyclopedia of American Religious History by Edward L. Queen, Prothero II, Shattuck Stephen R., Jr. Gardiner H. (Editors)Encyclopedia of American Religious History
by Edward L. Queen, Prothero II, Shattuck Stephen R., Jr. Gardiner H. (Editors)

In hundreds of thoughtful, informative entries, Encyclopedia of American Religious History, Fourth Edition outlines the numerous philosophers, personalities, social issues, and cultural histories of religious practices throughout American history.

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Dictionary of Shipping Terms by Peter BrodieDictionary of Shipping Terms
by Peter Brodie

Updated and expanded, this new edition of Peter Brodie's dictionary provides a reference tool for all of those who use or operate cargo ships, both tramp and liner, or who are concerned with their use.

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Study Cubicles

Individual study cubicles are available to undergraduate students on the 2nd 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.

Find more information:

Collaboration Stations

Three (3) student Collaboration Stations can be found on the 2nd Floor of the Library across the hall from the STEP Lab.

  • Large monitors and whiteboards allow groups to view information, work together on projects and create group presentations.
  • Network drops are available to ensure Internet access.
  • Students can check out data and HDMI cables at the Circulation Desk to connect laptops/tablets to the network and monitors.

The Collaboration Stations are available thanks to a STEP (Student Technology Enhancement Program) grant. 

collaboration station

About Edith Garland Dupré Library

Edith Garland Dupré Library is centrally located at the heart of the University of Louisiana at Lafayette's main campus. The Library is open to students, faculty, staff, and the public. Here, you have access to resources spanning more than 1.5 million bound volumes, 2 million microform units, 6,000 serial titles, print and non-print back files, over 200 databases, 500,000 eBooks and an array of special collection items from the Cajun & Creole Music Collection (CCMC), the Louisiana Room (which includes the Jefferson Caffery Reading Room), the Rare Book Collection, the University Archives & Manuscripts Collection, U.S. Government Information, the Ernest J. Gaines Center collection and Blanco Public Policy Center collection (Coming Soon).

Most of the Library's collections are available online through the Library Catalog. Affiliated libraries include the Instructional Materials Center and Reading Center, both located in Maxim Doucet Hall, Room 101B & 104, the William S. Patout III Sugar Library in Patoutville, LA and the Hilliard University Art Museum located on campus.

The Library is home to several high traffic student computer labs on the first and 2nd Floors and Jazzman's Café & Bakery located in the back of the building on the 1st Floor.

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