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Last Updated: Apr 13, 2015 URL: Print Guide Email Alerts
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Card Swipe Access

For your safety, and to improve the study environment, anyone entering Gumberg Library must swipe and show their DUQ ID card (or any form of photo ID) during the following hours:

Monday - Friday: 7 a.m. - 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. to closing

ALL DAY Saturday & Sunday


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Undergrad Borrowing

From Gumberg Library                                                     

  • Use your DU ID  to borrow and renew items
  • Borrow up to 35 items for 4 weeks
  • Most items can have up to 2 renewals* (see Borrowing Policies link for exceptions to standard loan period) 
  • Fines for overdue materials are generally $.20 per day* (may be higher for special items)
  • Laptops and headphones may be checked out within the library for 3 hours; Study room keys may be checked out for 4 hours

See Borrowing Policies for more details.

From other libraries

Borrow items from other libraries and pick them up at Gumberg Library's Circulation Desk.

Research Help

  • Guides to Research
    Learning about Philosophy? Healthcare Ethics? We've got a guide for that! Click the link to access our variety of online research guides - broken up by title and subject.
  • Choosing a Topic
    OWL @ Purdue Online Writing Lab created a handout which provides detailed information on how to write research papers including discussing research papers as a genre, choosing topics, and finding sources.
  • Finding Background Information on Your Topic
    When it comes time to narrow a research topic, many students have difficulty because they do not know enough about the topic to do this effectively. This page provides information on how to break up a larger topic into subtopics.
  • Finding Scholarly Sources
    Learn the differences between magazine and journals, and view examples of primary vs. secondary sources.
  • Evaluating Information
    Link includes additional tips for evaluating resources using the CARS model
  • Avoiding Plagiarism
    What it is and how to NOT do it!
  • Citation & Style Resources
    Tons of great online help to citing your work in the correct style and format, including links to grammar & writing assistance.
  • Writing Center
    The Writing Center provides writing instruction and support for students, staff, & faculty. Our mission is to serve as a space for dialogue about writing.

Ask a Librarian

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Email, text, telephone or meet with a Reference librarian


    Start Your Search Here

    Not sure where to look for your research information? Try these links for access to books, journal articles, A/V materials and more. Having trouble with your search? See the tutorials in the box below for help!


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