Research and Resources

Summon: All Library Resources in One Search

You can now explore all of the Durham Tech Library’s collections in one search, powered by a tool called "Summon." This includes the library catalog, online e-book and journal databases, and video collections. Search results from all resources appear together, sorted by relevance. There are filtering options to the left of the search results, which allow you to specify a type (or types) of resources. For example, you can choose “Scholarly & Peer-Review” to limit to resources matching those criteria. Choosing the filter “Library Catalog” will return results from physical library collections: Durham Tech’s books, DVDs and some e-books will appear first, followed by books held at other NC community college libraries. If you combine the Library Catalog filter with “Items at my institution,” then only titles from Durham Tech’s library catalog will appear.

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Research Assistance

  • LibGuides provide research assistance, subject guides, and other useful resources compiled by Durham Tech librarians.
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  • Avoid Plagiarism is a tutorial provided by Clark College Library to help you avoid plagiarism as you write essays and research papers.
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  • Proquest: Research Companion provides brief video tutorials about how to find, evaluate, and use information. You only need to login if you wish to complete the self-check and review questions. The videos are listed to the left on each web page.
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