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Subject guides, research tools, course guides, tips, tutorials, and more, created by Davidson librarians.
Last Updated: Feb 27, 2015 URL: Print Guide RSS Updates
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Research Rescue

Research Rescue!

Drowning in databases? Feeling frustrated? Not sure where to look for good sources?

The librarians are staging a Research Rescue!

Drop by the Fishbowl for expert one-on-one assistance:

Spring 2015 hours coming soon!



Current database trials

 The library does not currently have any databases on trial. Watch for more trials soon!


    Popular research tools

    Starting your research? Try the following; be sure to consult a subject guide too!

    • Davidson Library WorldCat
      Books, e-books, videos, periodicals, & federal government documents.
    • ebrary  
      Over 145,000 e-books published by academic, trade, and professional publishers; covers all subject areas. Includes tools that allow you to create your own virtual bookshelf, bookmark pages, and add and save notes and highlights. Many titles can be downloaded for short-term use. See our guide to ebrary.
    • Ebsco eBook Collection
      Over 113,000 ebooks in a wide variety of subject areas. Create your own Ebscohost account to add notes, virtual bookmarks, and downloaded ebooks to read them offline. See instructions on downloading ebooks to a desktop computer and downloading to an iPad. For more details, see our guide to using Ebsco ebooks.
    • Ebsco Research Tools  
      Search across most EbscoHost article databases as well as the Ebsco e-book collection; interdisciplinary in scope. Note: this search excludes America: History & Life, Historical Abstracts, and L'Année philologique.
    • Gale Virtual Reference Library
      Over 1,000 reference e-books; good source for background information.
    • LexisNexis Academic  
      Full-text articles from local, national, and international newspapers & magazines; legal documents; & more.
    • ProQuest Research Tools  
      Now our largest collection of full-text article databases!
      (c. 1800 to present) Multidisciplinary collection of full-text journal, magazine, and newspaper articles, e-books, dissertations, and more. Also contains citations to additional materials. Includes all of our ProQuest databases.
    • Web of Science  
      [Formerly called Web of Knowledge]
      (c. 1900 to present) An interdisciplinary resource with citations to articles from over 12,000 journals and conference proceedings. Contains: Web of Science Core Collection (1900 to present), Biosis Previews (1969 to present), Current Contents (1998 to present), Derwent Innovations Index (over 11 million patent records from 1963 to present), Medline, Zoological Record (1864 to present), and more.
      See search tips for more information.

    Quick links


    Citation management

    Access Zotero                 Zotero Guide

    [The Library's subscription to RefWorks will expire at the end of June.]

    Access RefWorks       RefWorks Guide

    To learn how to transfer your Refworks library to Zotero, see the 'Moving References from Refworks to Zotero' page on the Zotero Guide.]


    Questions? Need help?

    Ask a Librarian!


    Research Services:

    Online Research Direction

    Self-guided access to our subject guides, online tutorials, and online resources.

    Peer Research Advising

    Personal instruction from a Peer Research Advisor at the information desk. 

    Research Librarian Guidance

    Personal instruction from a Research Librarian. 

    Research Rescue

    Personal instruction in a group setting from Peer Research Advisors and Research Librarians in the Fishbowl. 

    Scheduled Consultations

    Dedicated and in-depth personal instruction from a Research Librarian.

    Note: If you are not affiliated with the college, research help may be limited. We can always help with U.S. Government information, federal government documents on deposit in our library, and materials that are unique to Davidson College.


    Search research guides


    See also:
    Browse all guides
    A-Z list of research tools

    Questions? Need help? Ask a Librarian
    Davidson College Library, Box 7200, 209 Ridge Rd., Davidson, NC 28035-7200


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