Skip to Main Content

Jessie Ball duPont Library

Library Services for the School of Letters

A guide to using the library for School of Letters students.

The duPont Library: Ways In

How do you get to the Library's vast electronic resources? There are various doors to, or ways to search, our catalog. Here are some simple ways to start finding the information you need.

What is Tiger Search?

  • TigerSearch is the place for general searches. With a single search, you can find all of the Library's materials, including articles. Use key words and phrases that you pull from your assignments or other sources to create a search.
  • The facets on the left give you lots of ways to target your results, by language, by geographic area, and by type of material, and also gives you ideas for related searches.
  • The TigerSearch articles search is great for searching multiple databases and journal collections all at the same time. You can choose groups of databases to search in using the subject portfolios at the left.


Credo Reference

Credo Logo

Credo Reference helps you build your research vocabulary with dictionaries, glossaries, thesauri, and other reference materials.

WorldCat is the world's largest network of library-based content and services. WorldCat is a "master" catalog of library materials. It's a way for you to locate a book, video or other item of interest and discover which libraries near you own the item. Individual member libraries in your community and elsewhere provide the actual services, such as loaning you a book or providing access to online articles.

WorldCat lets you search the collections of libraries in your community and thousands of other libraries around the world.


Search for an item in libraries near you: >>

Google Scholar

Google Books

LION (Literature Online)

Oxford English Dictionary

MLA Bibliography