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Research in Real Life
Leaving college and heading into the "real world" can be intimidating. What you've learned in the classroom (and on the job) can help you tackle all "real world" problems.
Using Sources
When you're writing a paper or making a scholarly argument, you use a mix of sources you find along with your own ideas. Scholarship is not a solitary activity. It's an ongoing conversation between scholars, classmates, or others interested in the topic.​
Just Right - Solving the Goldilocks Research Problem
When you research, sometimes you get WAY TOO MANY resources. Other times, you don't find enough.
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Book Your Seat or Reserve a Laptop Here

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A limited number of computer workstations and private study carrels in the UDC Library on the Van Ness campus are available to current UDC students and faculty. These may be booked through our online scheduling system. You can also use this to schedule an online appointment with our librarians. 

The UDC Office of Student Success now offers a laptop loaner program for current full-time continuing students. After you log in to MyUDC and complete the program application and agreement, please use our online booking system to schedule pick up at the library media desk.

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


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Faculty Webinar Series

This semester, we are holding an LRD Faculty Webinar Series on library databases. The webinars will include information available in the databases along with search techniques and tips.

The webinars will be recorded but Certificates of Attendance will be sent to those who attend the live event.  

Learn more and register here.

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This Library is Open

The Library is now open in a limited capacity for students and faculty. Through the Fall 2020 semester, we will be open on Monday, Tuesday, and Friday from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm. Our space will be limited to 32% capacity which equals 16 public workstations and 18 study carrels. 

You can read the complete reopening plan including information on how to visit the library on our blog.

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Textbook Affordability Survey

We know the cost of textbooks is a financial burden for many students. To help us advocate for more affordable course materials please consider completing this survey. It is designed to help us better understand how students buy and use textbooks. 

You can complete the survey here.

Contact Us!

We are offering virtual reference services to all UDC students, faculty, and staff.

  • Email reference is available 24/7 at
  • Online appointments available Monday through Friday, 9:00am to 5:00pm. Schedule online here.

Our website is also open 24/7 for all of your research needs.

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.

Help Guides

We have created several Help Guides to help you navigate using library and information resources and tools. These guides are designed to walk you through finding what you need while offering tips, tricks, and other useful information. 

You can see a full list of our subject guides in our Index of Research Guides.

Ask a Librarian!

We Can Help!

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We're here for YOU!

You can always contact us with questions.


Phone: 202-274-5104

In-Person: Bldg 39, Level B
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