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Resources for ELI Graduate Students

A guide for ELI graduate students in CAP Cohorts.

Overview of Library Services

ELI students can use all of the library's resources and services. 

  • Access books, articles, and other sources: You can explore our digital and print resources through DELCAT Discovery and databases. If we don't have a source you need, you can request it through Interlibrary Loan
  • Use multimedia software and get help with projects: Even if you are not able to visit campus, you can use some multimedia software through a virtual computing session. You can also find guides for getting started with video, podcast, or graphic design projects here
  • Find films: Find streaming video and DVDs through the Film & Video Collection
  • Get help with research: Use Ask the Library (chat, text, or email) to get help from a UD Librarian. 

During Fall 2020, Morris Library is open for study space and students can request print books, DVDs, and multimedia equipment for pickup. If you are living close to campus and are able to visit, use the following links to reserve study space or request materials. Please note that if you are a new ELI student, you will need to activate your borrowing privileges before checking out materials. Email the ELI library liaison, Lauren Wallis, to activate your borrowing privileges. 

  • Seat Reservation: Before visiting Morris Library, reserve a seat and complete the daily health check. Masks are required in the building at all times. When you enter, you will be asked to show the results of your health check.
  • Library Pickup Service: Request books and DVDs for pickup at the Circulation Desk on the first floor. 
  • Multimedia Equipment Request: Request multimedia equipment (video cameras, digital cameras, mics, laptops, etc) for pickup at the Circulation Desk on the first floor. 

How to Access Databases Off Campus

When you are on campus, you will be able to access databases automatically. When you are off campus, you will be prompted to login through CAS (just like your UD email). If you try the CAS login and it does not work, use the following steps to get off-campus access. 

  • Email the ELI library liaison, Lauren Wallis, to request off campus access. Lauren will email you back to confirm receipt of your message.
  • After 24 business hours, try accessing a database off campus again. If it still does not work, contact Lauren again.

Note: Check your off campus access early in your time at UD so you have it when you need it! If you have time-sensitive research to do and cannot wait 24 hours for access, make a visit to campus and save the articles you find.

Watch this video for an overview of the off-campus login process. 

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