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Education Doctoral Program Orientation


Welcome to Doane University's library research guide for EdD students! In this guide you will find:

  • information about databases most relevant to your research

  • how to revise your search strategy for more effective results

  • how to request sources which are not freely available on the Internet or within the library's databases through our Interlibrary Loan system

  • suggestions for managing your research materials with a citation/reference manager


The Perkins Library staff looks forward to working with you to make your research efforts successful!

Using library databases from off campus

This first time you click on a link for any resource from the library, whether it's a link in the catalog or to a database, you will be prompted to login to the library's proxy server.

Doane library login page

You will recognize the Doane logo on the page; just enter your Doane login credentials on this page and you're in!

You don't need to login at any other time while you have your browser open (e.g., Chrome, Firefox, Safari, etc.). If you get any other login prompts, please contact the library for assistance.

Interlibrary Loan: an introduction

Although the Doane Library can provide access to lots of resources, we may not have the source you're looking for. Does this mean you have to shell out money to obtain those sources? ABSOLUTELY NOT! The library offers a service called Interlibrary Loan (sometimes referred to as ILL), which can locate and borrow sources for you at NO cost.

Most of the library's electronic databases and the library catalog have ILL request links for sources that are not available in full text in the database. If you find a source citation through a References list or Google Scholar, however, just use the form below!

Refer to the Interlibrary Loan page in the guide for further information on this amazing service.