Distance Education

Library Distance Education Resources

 

On-line Resources:

Want to know what books and other material the Library has available? Check the Online Catalog.

Doing Research? 

    • How do you determine which databases are on the library website? Try the Alphabetical List of searchable databases. Most of the databases are indexes to publications. (Note: use your University Network ID when prompted)
    • Not to sure which database to search? A selection of subjects in the Subject Guides indicate specialized databases, general databases, e-books and e-journals, and print books and journals. (Note: use your University Network ID when prompted)
    • How can you find an article or a title of a journal that is in full text? The Full Text Title List shows what online journals the library owns as well as linking database articles to full text articles.
    • Need a Refresher? Find tutorials and tips in How to Search.

Want to read an e-book? e-books by EBSCOHost is just one of many sources for e-books available to the library. You will be prompted for your University Network ID when accessing this database.

For other e-books, filter your advanced catalog search for electronic books.

How is material arranged in the library? The library uses a classification system from the Library of Congress, which is summarized in the LC Classification Outline, to shelve material in subject related categories. (Note: The database WorldCat indicates the LC subject headings with broad and narrow terms, as well as see references).

 

Library Services:

Want to read something your professor assigned for class reading from the Library reserves? Go to Online Reserves on the library website and enter the account provided by the professor.

Need to get an article journal or book that the library does not own? Go to Illiad - Interlibrary Loan on the library website. This allows one to borrow materials from other libraries.

Want to renew a book borrowed from the Cowan - Blakley Memorial Library? Go to the Online Catalog and log in; renewing materials is just one of many things you can do under "My Account".

Library Information

Want to find out more about the Library? Library Hours, Contact Information, Library Map, Library Mission, Library Policies, and FAQ are described in Library Information.

Access from off campus

Network Accounts - College of Business, Constantin, and Braniff students should contact Academic Information Systems (AIS), Brad Weatheread, bweathe@udallas.edu, 972-721-4137. Graduate School of Management students should contact the Graduate School of Management Computing Lab, libacct@gsm.udallas.edu, 972-721-5030.

Other Libraries - Obtain a TexShare card to check out materials in other libraries across Texas. This service only applies to graduate students, faculty, staff.


Questions

Go to FAQ under About the Library on the Cowan - Blakley Memorial Library home page.

Ask a Reference Question online, or call 972-721-5315, or ask via email for answers to research questions.

News

Professors Awarded NEH Grant to Support Writing Programs

Chair and Assistant Professor of English Debra Romanick Baldwin, Ph.D., and Professor of Physics and recent Interim Dean of Constantin College Sally Hicks, Ph.D., have secured a $299,078 grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities to support writing instruction at UD for the fall 2020 semester.

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You Can Do What with a (Spanish) Degree?

His first step was to enroll in physician’s assistant school at Baylor’s College of Medicine, a career trajectory to which he had aspired since his early childhood. Nowadays, Jonathan Cunningham, BA ’17, is dedicated to the vocational pursuit of comfort and healing at MD Anderson in Houston, among the largest cancer treatment centers in the U.S., where he was once a chemotherapy patient himself.

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History Alumnus Heads National Catholic Bioethics Center

During his Rome semester in 1991, Joseph Meaney, BA '93, with his friends (now Father) Kevin Cook, BA '94, and (now Texas State Representative and UD Trustee) Tan Parker, BA '93, attended a private Mass with Pope St. John Paul II. Several weeks earlier, they had hand-delivered a letter to the Swiss Guards outside St. Peter's requesting the Mass and including their contact information; at last, they'd received the phone call instructing them to be at the Bronze Gates at 5 a.m.

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