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The Keys to Keywords
Keywords are a crucial part of research. If your keywords aren’t right, you’ll have trouble finding articles and books you can use. Here we share a few of our favorite tips for developing and using great keywords.
What Can I Ask?
There is no question too big or small to ask the library! We are here to help you with all your information and research needs.
Build Your College Skills
The beginning of the semester is the best time to develop the skills you need to ace this semester.
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Build Your Skills

Visit the College Skills exhibit outside the library. This display highlights the skills you need to ace the semester and discusses steps you can take to grow your abilities. The books are available to be checked out! Just ask for help at the Circulation or the Reference desk.

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Trial access to Web of Science

Web of Science is the world's most trusted citation index for scientific and scholarly research.

It is a curated collection of over 21,000 peer-reviewed, high-quality scholarly journals published worldwide (including Open Access journals) in over 250 science, social sciences, and humanities disciplines. Conference proceedings and book data are also available.

Please visit our A to Z Resource List to access Web of Science between now and October 12, 2019 and be sure to tell us what you think about this resource via the feedback form.

(On campus access only)

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Get to Know PrepSTEP

PrepSTEP is packed with online tutorials, test practice, e-books and articles to help students achieve academic success and workplace readiness. It has skill building in English, math and science, career licensing test prep, workplace skill building, basic computer skills tutorials, college success skills development and much more.

Try it out for yourself here.

Got Textbooks?

The library may have your textbook! 

We have a growing collection of textbooks available for 2-hour loan. See if your book is available by searching our catalog using the Course Reserves filter.

While you can't keep these books for the semester, you can read, copy, and scan them during your check-out period.

Follow Us!

You can now follow the library on social media. You can find us on both Instagram and Twitter at udc_library. We're sharing helpful tips, recommendations, and other news you can use.

Finding Funding!

This summer, the library is making it easier for you to find funding for your endeavors. Whether you need monies to sponsor a program or grants to fund research, The Foundation Center by Candid is here to help! Candid connects people who want to change the world to the resources they need to do it. 

UDC Search - Find Articles, Books, & more!


...or explore the full-text electronic collections in our A to Z Resource List.

You might also want to see our Index of Research Guides.

Try These Helpful Guides!

Foundation Center at UDC

The University of the District of Columbia (UDC) is a Funding Information Network partner of Foundation Center. The Funding Information Network is comprised of libraries, community foundations, NGOs, and nonprofit resource centers across the country and around the world. As a Funding Information Network partner, UDC provides free access to the most comprehensive information available on foundation and corporate giving. It features Foundation Center print and electronic resources as well as professional staff to assist visitors. Foundation Center electronic resources include, Foundation Directory Online, Foundation Grants to Individuals Online, and Foundation Maps.

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