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Research Basics

This guide contains tips and tricks for general research success!

How to Access the Doane Library Online

Welcome to Perkins Library!

All Doane Students have access to online library materials. All you need is an internet connection!

You MUST access library e-resources from the library website or a research guide (like the one you're using right now). After you click on the resource you want to use, you will be asked to log in using your Doane credentials. This is the same login information you use for your Doane Gmail, Blackboard, etc. The login screen looks like this: 

Once you have logged in, you should be able to continue using library resources without having to log in again unless you close your internet browser.

How to Find Books in the Library Catalog

Video Length: 2:21
Last Updated: 5/20/2020

How to Find Articles in Databases

Video Length: 2:34
Last Updated: 5/20/2020

Need help?

Check out our full list of Research Guides to get specialized guides for subjects and even some courses. 

Navigate through the rest of this guide to learn about each step in the research process and get links to additional useful resources.

And don't forget, you can always contact the library for personalized research assistance!

One on one help: Meet with a librarian

Phone: 402-826-8287


Virtual Office Hours

Drop in to a Zoom meeting to ask your research questions! The Zoom waiting room will be enabled to allow one-on-one interactions, so there may be a short wait time.

Winter & Spring 2021: January 24th - May 9th

  • Sundays, 2pm - 5pm
  • Thursdays, 5pm - 8pm
  • Zoom Link (only open during hours listed above!)