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Kellogg Institute Developing Researchers Resources



This resource guide is intended to support students participating
in the Kellogg Institute Developing Researchers Program.

We hope you will find this curated selection of campus resources helpful to you
as you expand your research skills and work with faculty members.

To suggest revisions or additions, please email

Campus Workshops


Technology Resources


  • Technology Lending: View our walk-up and reservable equipment; includes a link to the OIT equipment lending page.
  • Transcription Pedal & Software: How to reserve and use a transcription pedal to type audio/video captions or transcriptions hands-free.


Useful Starting Places

Q&A Updates

Is there a single location where we can see a list of resources we have access to via our ND library accounts (e.g., New York Times, the Economist)?

  • There is not an existing resource that does this (it's complicated, and has to do with licensing/subscription technology, among other challenges), but below please find information about New York Times and Economist access; feel free to contact me with other titles of interest--I'm happy to update this list!
  • As a student residing in the county during your time here, you can apply for a St. Joseph County Public Library card for free. You can then access their digital holdings for free using the Libby app (e-books and audiobooks), Flipster app (e-magazines) and other tools, and get physical books delivered here to the Hesburgh Library, as well. (They have a number of popular resources that we do not have (e.g., Consumer Reports) that you can use for free with your card/account login.)
  • Here is a link to a presentation slide deck with tips and tricks for accessing library and information resources after graduation. It highlights some resources that may be of interest to you even while you are here. A few potential tips of interest:
    • CONVOCATE database (connects international human rights and Catholic social teaching documents for side-by-side comparisons on topics) (slide 10)
    • A browser extension that checks for books in the library systems you add to the extension (so if you're on Amazon, it'll automatically display if the item is available for free in the libraries you have access to) (slide 25)
    • Adding "simple" to wikipedia URLs for very simplified summaries of article topics when you're trying to get up to speed on a new area (slide 54)

Is there a software on campus that performs Optical Character Recognition (OCR)?