Penrose Library would like to welcome all new and returning DU students! With the start of the Fall Quarter, we wanted to share our top tips for getting started with research at Penrose Library. The Penrose Library building is under renovation through early 2013. During the renovation, most library services, included those described below, can be found at Penrose@Driscoll, our temporary library in the Driscoll Student Center North.
1) Use Summon to find scholarly books and articles.
Summon is a fast search engine that helps you discover resources owned by the University of Denver Library. It includes materials from the online library catalog (including books, videos, periodicals, maps, and government documents), as well as content from our licensed databases (scholarly articles, magazine articles, newspaper articles, and dissertations). Much like Google, Summon is easy to use and fast, but unlike Google, it will provide you with scholarly articles and books that are often required for papers. To learn how to use Summon, visit the library’s website or check out our research guide.
2) Request books and materials through the catalog.
Books and other materials are being stored off site in the Hampden Center during the renovation. You can request needed materials by using the Request it button in the online library catalog. Requested books and materials will be delivered to Penrose@Driscoll in less than two hours and you will receive an email letting you know they are ready to pick up.
3) Visit the Research Center for help using the library and finding sources.
The Research Center is available to help you find resources (books, articles, web sites) for papers and class projects. For assistance, stop by the Research Center in Penrose@Driscoll, call (303) 871-2905, or make an appointment for a consultation with a research librarian. Librarians are here to help you find the information you need!
4) Learn additional tips and tricks through our Research Guides.
Penrose reference librarians have created over 180 guides which provide tutorials, links to resources, and searching tips to help you find information through the library. Know what we know – find it in Research Guides!
Best wishes for a great Fall Quarter!
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