We are happy that you are here and encourage you and your students to use the library, including our many resources and services. We have 500,000 print books, over half a million e-books, over 40,000 journals, and hundreds of databases. We also have expert staff who can assist you with your research. Please don't hesitate to ask a librarian if you have any questions or need help.
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For more information about the library, see:
More research guides
See also the A-Z list of research tools.
Bringing your students to the library
You are most welcome to bring your students to the library; we just ask that you follow the procedures below.
Bringing your classes to the library for study time or group work
We have two areas on the main floor that can be reserved for TIP classes; each has tables and computers. The first space has 15 computers that can be reserved; the second has 16 computers that can be reserved for TIP.
To arrange to bring your class to the library,
- Please contact the TIP Academic Coordinator to schedule a day and time.
The Academic Coordinator will enter the information into a shared calendar; libraary staff consult this calendar to determine which group is in the library at a particular time.
- We can only accommodate two TIP classes in the library at any one time.
- During July, we will have another academic program on campus, so we ask that you do not schedule visits between 11 am and 12:30 pm in July.
The computers on the lower (basement) level and top floor are reserved for Davidson students, research assistants, and faculty members.
Bringing individual students or small groups of students to the library to retrieve books
If you are bringing individual students to the library to check out books, you do not need to make a reservation.
Please note that students who want to use the library during their free time will need to have TIP adult supervision.
The library has a number of computers; most are dual-boot iMacs located on the main floor. You and your students are welcome to use them to access online resources and use Microsoft Office applications.
- Logging into computers
TIP instructors will need to log in for students.
The library uses PawPrint, the print management software on campus. Instructors will need to swipe their CatCards at the printers in order to release students' print jobs.
We have two scanning workstations on the main floor; instructors will need to log in for students.
Earbuds are available for purchase at the Information Desk.
Borrowing items from the collection
You and your students are welcome to borrow materials. You'll find information about all of our books, videos, and periodical subscriptions in Davidson Library WorldCat, our online catalog, which is accessible from the library hompe page.
Most books circulate, and you and your students are welcome to check them out using your CatCards.
- Student due dates:
- TIP 1: 27 June 2013
- TIP 2: 25 July 2013
- Instructor due dates:
Since most instructors are teaching in both sessions, instructor due dates are 25 July 2013.
Print journals, magazines, and newspapers are -in-library-use only. We do have photocopiers and scanners that you and your students can use if you need a copy of an article.
The library also hs over 40,000 e-journals; to find them, click on the Periodical Title List on the library home page. You'll also find links to full-text articles in the databases listed on the research guides for your TIP class; look for the "LinkSource" links within the databases.
Research guides for TIP classes are listed at the top of this page.
If you would like to check out a video, please contact the TIP Academic Coordinator. The Academic Coordinator is responsible for borrowing videos on behalf of instructors.
Please note that students cannot check out videos.
Have a question? Need help?
Please stop by the Information Desk or ask a librarian. Librarians are on duty Monday to Friday, 8:30 am to 5 pm. We'll be happy to assist you!
Questions? Need help?
Self-guided access to our subject guides, online tutorials, and online resources.
Personal instruction from a Peer Research Advisor at the information desk.
Personal instruction from a Research Librarian.
Personal instruction in a group setting from Peer Research Advisors and Research Librarians in the Fishbowl.
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.