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COVID-19 Library FAQ

Answers to frequently asked questions about library services during the COVID-19 closure as well as information & resources related to the pandemic.

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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.

COVID-19 Library FAQ

Answers to frequently asked questions about library services during the COVID-19 closure as well as information & resources related to the pandemic.

Resources for Distance Instructors

A brief guide to Dupré Library resources and services for distance instructors.

Integrating the Library into Moodle

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

UL Lafayette Special Collections

This guide presents the different factions of the UL Lafayette Special Collections at Edith Garland Dupré Library.

Commercial Document Delivery Providers

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

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.

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Off-Campus Access to Library Databases

Off-campus access is available for the majority of our online resources and databases 24/7 to current University students, faculty, and staff. When prompted, enter your ULID and password to access a database. For help with ULIDs and passwords, students, faculty, and staff should contact the University IT Service Desk.

Off-campus access problems?

If you are unable to access a database from off-campus, contact the Reference Desk at (337) 482-6030, email reference@louisiana.edu, or use the Got Questions? Ask Us! box to chat with a library staff member.

Many times, a reset of your password will correct the problem. To reset your password, go to ULink and use the "I forgot my password" link.

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.

If multiple databases from different providers, for example, JSTOR and Academic Search Complete, are unavailable from off-campus and it is after Library Hours, the University IT Service Desk may be able to help you. Contact them at (337) 482-HELP (4357) or servicedesk@louisiana.edu.




Credo Reference

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Credo Reference provides over 3 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. Try Credo's Mind Map brainstorming tool to find related terms and expand your search. Credo is updated regularly.



Titles added to the Credo collection in May:

  • A Dictionary of the Avant-Gardes by Richard Kostelanetz
  • A to Z of Women: American Women Business Leaders and Entrepreneurs by Victoria Sherrow
  • American Social and Political Movements of the 20th Century: Rethinking the American Prison Movement by Dan Berger, Toussaint Losier
  • Bloomberg Video Collection by Bloomberg (Editor)
  • Wiley Handbooks in Education: The Wiley International Handbook of History Teaching and Learning by Scott Alan Metzger, Lauren McArthur Harris (Editors)
  • Brewer's Dictionary of Phrase and Fable by Susie Dent (Editor)
  • From Suffrage to the Senate: America's Political Women by Suzanne O'Dea
  • The Gale Encyclopedia of Fitness by Tracie Moy (Editor)
  • Gale Encyclopedia of Nursing and Allied Health by Jacqueline L. Longe (Editor)

Study Cubicles

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

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 to connect laptops/tablets to the network and monitors and dry erase kits for the whiteboards at the Circulation Desk.

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

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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 Art Museum located on campus.

The Library is home to several high traffic student computer labs on the 1st 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.

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