Discovering Dacus: Online Research Guides

Having trouble finding resources for your class assignments, papers and projects? Your professors have probably encouraged you to use the library’s resources rather than just scanning the internet, but where do you look once you’re on the library’s homepage?

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Whether you’re looking for a book, magazine, newspaper or journal article, Dacus Library has a group of librarians who are happy to help you find what you need. But when a reference librarian isn’t around for example, at 2:00 AM, you should take a look at our online research guides. These guides are created by our librarians to point you to some trustworthy information sources applicable to a particular subject area or assignment.

To get to these guides, go to Dacus library’s homepage and select the Research Guides tab. You can then select whether to view the Subject Guides, the Research Resources or All Research Guides. Subject Guides, as the name indicates, are specific to a certain subject area, such as biology or education. Research Resources are guides that might apply to a variety of subjects or to a specific assignment, such as book reviews and citation guides.

The guides can vary in style but most of them are organized by tabs that contain the various information sources you might be looking for: Books, Articles, Reference Books, Journals, Websites,  Multimedia, etc…

If you’re still having trouble finding what you need, stop by the Information Commons desk or send us an email or chat. We can even schedule one-on-one consultations if you would like more in-depth instruction.

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