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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: The library provides access to millions of books and articles. You can explore our print and digital resources through DELCAT Discovery and databases. If we don't have a source you need, you can request it through Interlibrary Loan
  • Use multimedia equipment and software: In the Student Multimedia Design Center on the lower level, you can check out equipment for digital projects, reserve production studios, use software, and get help with your projects. 
  • Find movies and videos: Check out DVDs and Blu-rays, or access streaming video through the Film & Video Collection
  • Get help with research: Use Ask the Library (chat, text, or email), or visit the Reference Desk on the first floor. 

How to Print

ELI students can print in Morris Library using a Copy Card.  

  1. Purchase a Copy Card at the machine near the Circulation Desk on the first floor of Morris Library and add money. You can only use cash to purchase cards. Printing costs 4 cents for double-sided black and white (default), 5 cents for single-sided black and white, and 50 cents for color (available on Morris Library Lower Level). 
  2. Use any desktop computer in the library to print. Your username and password are the six-digit code on the back of your Copy Card.
  3. Swipe your card at any release station to get your print job.
  4. Staff at the Circulation Desk or Reference Desk can help you with any step in the process. Watch a video with an overview of the print process here

How to Borrow Books and Equipment

To check out books, DVDs, and equipment:

  • Visit the Circulation Desk on the first floor of Morris Library. Tell the staff you are an ELI student and you would like to activate your borrowing privileges.
  • Staff will give you a short form to fill out, including your local address.
  • Once you fill out the form, you will be able to check out books and other items for your entire time in the ELI. Find information about loan periods here. Find a list of multimedia equipment available for checkout here

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.