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Tip 2015 Term 2: Getting Started


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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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,

  1. 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. 
    Please note:
    •  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.
  2. Please keep your class together and in your reserved area.
  3. Please be considerate of Davidson students, research assistants, and faculty who are doing research in the library. We have set aside some computers and tables on the main floor for them to use; these will be clearly labelled.
    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.
  • Scanners
    We have one scanner abailable for use on the main floor; it is located across from the coffee machine.
  • Headphones
    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.

  • Books
    Most books circulate, and you and your students are welcome to check them out using your CatCards.
    • Student due dates:
      • TIP 1: 27 June 2015
      • TIP 2: 25 July 2015
    • Instructor due dates:
      Since most instructors are teaching in both sessions, instructor due dates are 25 July 2015.
  • Periodicals
    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 has 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.
  • Videos
    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!

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