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Resources for History Graduate

Getting Started!

This guide collates information about the resources available at Dupré Library and beyond for historical research. It also details other helpful library offerings and important procedures.

Here's where you'll find the general reference sources, books, journal articles, book reviews, biographies, primary sources, archival collections, rare books, newspapers, historiographical texts, information about interlibrary loan, reciprocal borrowing and much more!


Interlibrary Loan

Interlibrary Loan is a service whereby a user of one library can borrow books or receive photocopies of documents that are owned by another library. You will create a new ILLiad account by choosing the "First Time User Registration" in the list of Quick Links on the right-hand side of the ILLiad page. Be sure to have the citation information associated with the article or book available when placing your online request.

You can check the status of your request at any time by logging into your ILLiad account and selecting "View/Modify Outstanding Requests" from the main menu.

Reciprocal Borrowing Card

The University of Louisiana at Lafayette students (graduate students, restricted undergraduate students, and distance education students) and faculty and staff who are in good standing may request a LOUIS Reciprocal Borrowing Card that will be honored at participating Louisiana academic libraries. The card allows graduate students, faculty, and staff to borrow materials directly from participating Louisiana institutions.

Request your LOUIS Reciprocal Borrowing Card at our Circulation Desk. For more information, visit the LOUIS Reciprocal Borrowing site or call or email the Circulation Department at (337) 482-6025 or