Research Tools

  • Compass

    The Libraries' online catalog. Includes physical and online material from Main, Music, Hampden, Law, Iliff, and Cable Center Libraries.


  • Databases

    A searchable, browsable, A–Z list of the Libraries' databases.

    Databases A-Z

  • Special Collections @ DU

    A database of select digitized material from the DU Libraries Special Collections and Archives.

    Special Collections @ DU

  • Digital Commons @ DU

    The institutional repository for DU. Includes select scholarly publications, research, datasets and more all created by the DU community.

    Digital Commons @ DU

  • Google Scholar

    Searches for scholarly materials such as journal articles, research reports, dissertations and theses, preprints, technical reports, patents, and many other document types.

    Guide to Using Google Scholar

    Google Scholar

  • Zotero

    A Web-based bibliography manager How to keep track of books, reports, journal articles, and Websites and then create finished bibliographies in APA, MLA, Turabian, or Chicago styles.


  • Prospector

    A union catalog of nearly 200 academic, public and special libraries in Colorado and Wyoming. You have access to make requests in Prospector with your DU ID number.


  • Interlibrary Loan

    Interlibrary Loan provides access to materials that are not available from the DU Libraries. This service allows students, faculty and staff to check-out materials owned by other libraries.

    Interlibrary Loan (ILL)

  • Style Manuals and Citations

    A Research Guide to help you build your citations.

    Style Manuals and Citations Guide