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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.

Resources for Distance Instructors

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

Commercial Document Delivery Providers

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

Resources for Gifted Child Education

This guide introduces education students to the Library and Internet resources available to them at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. It is specifically designed for students in the UL Lafayette College of Education studying gifted child education

Comparing Citation Managers

This guide compares features of citation managers Zotero, Mendeley and EndNote Web.

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.

Creating Permalinks

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

A-Z Databases List


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Dupré Library Hours


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.





Credo Reference

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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 July:

  • A Brief History of Australia by Barbara A. West
  • A Brief History of Brazil by Teresa A. Meade
  • A Brief History of Canada by Roger Riendeau
  • A Brief History of Central America by Lynn V. Foster
  • A Brief History of Egypt by Arthur Jr. Goldschmidt
  • Encyclopedia of African-American Politics by Robert C. Smith
  • Encyclopedia of American Business History by Charles R. Geisst
  • Encyclopedia of Earthquakes and Volcanoes by Alexander E. Gates, Ph.D.
  • Encyclopedia of Renaissance Literature by James Wyatt Cook
  • The Encyclopedia of Conspiracies and Conspiracy Theories by Michael Newton
  • Encyclopedia of Terrorism by Cindy C. Combs, Martin Slann
  • Supreme Court Justicesy by Timothy L. Hall
  • Vice Presidents by Edward L. Purcell

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.