The Hesburgh Library will be open in a limited capacity beginning at noon on Tuesday, January 28th. Several branch locations will be open at 6pm. The correct hours will be posted as they are made available. Please contact the branch you are interested in to confirm prior to your visit.
The Visual Resources Center, an active unit with the Digital Initiatives and Scholarship Program is located in room 216 Riley Hall of Art on the campus of the University of Notre Dame. It is also a branch facility of the Center for Digital Scholarship, Hesburgh Library.
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Access to these resources is governed by license agreements which restrict use to the Notre Dame community and to individuals who use the Notre Dame Libraries' facilities. It is the responsibility of each user to ensure that he or she uses these products only for individual, noncommercial use without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information. Acceptable use forbids downloading contents of entire issues of a given journal title. The use of software such as scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in loss of access to these resources for the entire Notre Dame community.
Specific license terms detailing permitted and prohibited users of electronic resources may be obtained by contacting ER Help (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Please see the ND Copyright Policies Web page for more information on the creation and use of copyrighted materials at Notre Dame.
If you are searching for articles, start with QuickSearch. This resource searches articles in a handful of librarian-selected general databases. For more complete results, search in specific article databases, which typically specialize in a subject area.
The ND catalog contains records for books, journals, maps, DVDs, etc. owned or licensed by the University. It does not include articles. The Kresge Law Library has its own catalog.
ND Catalog lets you search the holdings of the Hesburgh Libraries, Kresge Law, Saint Mary's, Bethel, and Holy Cross libraries’ catalogs separately or together. It will include content currently not in the ND catalog such as items in the University Archives, the Center for Research Libraries, and working papers from the Institute for Latino Studies. It provides enhanced functionality such as:
The Database finder is the fastest way to find databases such as JSTOR, Academic Search Premier, PsycInfo.
The Database finder lets you search by words in the database's title or description.
The eBook search finds ebooks in Hesburgh Libraries, Kresge Law, Saint Mary's, Bethel, and Holy Cross.
A good way to find images is to search image databases. Image databases such as ARTStor and Oxford art online offer search options that can help with complex searches.
Find eJournals by all or part of the eJournal's title. The eJournal search lets you:
OneSearch lets you find academic journal articles along with books, movies, music and other library materials. This search includes a broad selection of articles from a wide variety of subjects. The library materials include Hesburgh Libraries, Kresge Law Library, and other nearby libraries where Notre Dame students, faculty and staff have borrowing privileges. See Resources in OneSearch for details.
The Course Reserves search lets you find print materials that have been placed on Course Reserve. Search by instructor, course abbreviation or number, or keyword. For example:
The Website search lets you find people, resources, and services in the Libraries' website.