THE LIBRARIES' MISSION
We connect people with knowledge over time and are committed to providing excellent service.
Print & Digital
The Hesburgh Libraries along with the Kresge Law Library provide access to a rich selection of resources to meet your information needs.
The resources listed in this guide have been selected for your specific course out of the vast ocean of resources for topics from Aardvark to Zydeco that are discoverable on the LIbraries's homepage using the OneSearch and similar "tabs."
In addition to these resources we have subject librarians assigned to each subject taught at Notre Dame. An up to date list can be found at http://library.nd.edu/directory/subjects. Please take advantage of their knowledge and experience navigating the deceptively simple world of information (i.e., Google much less Wikipedia will not answer all of your questions!).
The Libraries offer numerous services to make you research a bit easier. For instance, we borrow materials (print and digital) from other libraries (ILL), page books for everyone and articles for grad students and faculty (DocDel), search for missing items, recall items from other users as needed, and provide free scanners (in the Hesburgh Library Circulation/Reference area).
Please feel free to contact me anytime for assistance using the Libraries services or locating library materials. If I'm in my office and the door is open (It's open 95% of the time), I'm available. Come on in. However, because I give library instruction sessions, participate in library and university committee , and attend events given my academic departments, it is always best to check we me before heading over either to the Hesburgh Library or to the Hesburgh Center on the chance that I will be in one of my offices.
THE VISIBLE WEB
The visible web consists of all web pages accessible without using a password, a credit card or other authorization.
THE INVISIBLE WEB
The invisible web consists of web pages and web sites that can only be accessed with a password, credit card or special authorization.