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Research Basics

This guide contains tips and tricks for general research success!

How to Get Research Help

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

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

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


How to Access the Doane Library Online

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

You MUST access library 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, if you are off campus, you will be asked to log in using your Doane credentials. This is the same login information you use for your Doane Gmail, Canvas, 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. If you are having trouble logging in, contact the Service Center at 402-826-8411.

If you are on campus, you should not see this login screen!

How to Find Articles in Databases

Video Length: 2:20
Last Updated: 08/2021

How to Find Books in the Catalog

Video Length: 2:47
Last Updated: 08/2021