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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.

Commercial Document Delivery Providers

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

Comparing Citation Managers

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

Resources for Distance Instructors

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

Creating Permalinks

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

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.

Resources for Mechanical Engineering

A guide to books, eBooks, journal articles, Internet resources and other material on the subject area of mechanical engineering.

A-Z Databases List


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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.


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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.

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



Titles added to the Credo collection in August:

  • A Brief History of Afghanistan by Shaista Wahab, Barry Youngerman
  • A Brief History of France by Paul F. State
  • A Brief History of Great Britain by William E. Burns
  • A Brief History of India by Judith E. Walsh, Ph.D.
  • A Brief History of Iraq by Hala Fattah, Frank Caso
  • A Brief History of Ireland by Paul F. State
  • A Brief History of Israel by Bernard Reich
  • A Brief History of Korea by Mark Peterson
  • A Brief History of Mexico by Lynn V. Foster
  • A Brief History of Saudi Arabia by James Wynbrandt
  • Encyclopedia of Ancient Egypt by Margaret R. Bunson
  • World History: A Comprehensive Reference Set by Facts on File

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.