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Library - Databases and Resources

To access the major online databases in the DU library, please visit:





Has 375 full-text databases, a collection of 600,000-plus ebooks, subject indexes, point-of-care medical references, and an array of historical digital archives. Brought to you by the Louisiana Library Network LOUIS. 






Contains digitized back issues of academic journals, books, primary sources, and current issues of journals. It provides full-text searches of almost 2,000 journals.






Provides resources and tools which support research and learning, publishing and dissemination, and the acquisition, management and discovery of library collections.   It provides tools for discovery and citation management and platforms that allow library users to discover, manage, use and share research. Additional resources include dissertations and thesesebooks, newspapers, periodicals, historical collections, governmental and cultural archives.



Directory of Open Access Journals:

DOAJ is a community-curated online directory that indexes and provides access to high quality, open access, peer-reviewed journals. DOAJ is independent. All funding is via donations, 50% of which comes from sponsors and 50% from members and publisher members. All DOAJ services are free of charge including being indexed in DOAJ. All data is freely available.



CREDO Reference:

Searching 3,456,110 full text articles in 835 reference books from 108 publishers. Brought to you by the Louisiana Library Network LOUIS. 


GALE InfoTrac:

Supports researchers with up-to-date, full-text magazines, newspapers, journals, periodicals, videos, and podcasts. Brought to you by the Louisiana Library Network LOUIS. 



Learning Express Library:

Strengthen your academic skills and prepare for placement tests and graduate school entrance exams. Brought to you by the Louisiana Library Network LOUIS. 




This is an electronic publication offering access to a carefully maintained and easily searchable database of reviews, abstracts and bibliographic information for much of the mathematical sciences literature.




Oxford English Dictionary Online: 


The Oxford English Dictionary (OED) is widely regarded as the accepted authority on the English language. It is an unsurpassed guide to the meaning, history, and pronunciation of 600,000 words—past and present—from across the English-speaking world, tracing how they have changed over time.


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All Dillard University courses and organizations can utilize Canvas Learning Management System by Instructure. Canvas is an intuitive, online course management system with hundreds of features that work together to help make teaching and learning easier, portable, and on demand. Instructors and students can use Canvas to collaborate, communicate, create, share content and assess learning.


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MERLOT (Multimedia Education Resource for Learning and Online Teaching) is an online repository and International consortium of institutions (and systems) of higher education, industry partners, professional organizations and individuals. MERLOT partners and members are devoted to identifying, peer reviewing, organizing and making available existing online learning resources in a range of academic disciplines for use by higher education faculty and students.


MERLOT is a community of staff, volunteers, and members who work together in various ways to provide users of OER (Open Educational Resource) teaching and learning materials with a wealth of services and functions that can enhance their instructional experience. 


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OpenStax (formerly OpenStax College) is a nonprofit ed-tech initiative based at Rice University. Since 2012, OpenStax has created peer-reviewed, openly licensed textbooks, which are available in free digital formats and for a low cost in print. Most books are also available in the iBooks Store. OpenStax's first textbook was College Physics, which was published online, in print, and in iBooks in 2012. OpenStax has also launched OpenStax Tutor, an adaptive courseware based on cognitive science principles, machine learning, and OpenStax content.


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Louisiana Public Document Depository Program


Louisiana law requires that state agencies submit copies of their publications to the Recorder of Documents, located within the State Library, for distribution to depository libraries throughout the state via the Louisiana Public Document Depository Program (PDDP).  Libraries participating in the depository program include Louisiana academic, public, and special libraries and the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C.  For more information concerning Louisiana public documents and the depository program, please visit


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