Library Resources for Off Campus Programs
While studying off-campus in addition to the library resources of your host institution you still have access to a number of Dartmouth College Library resources and services.
Connecting to library resources from off campus.
Many of the Library's resources are accessible anywhere you have an Internet connection. However, it is necessary to set up your browser to authenticate yourself as a Dartmouth Student. Information about downloading the appropriate software is available at the webpage:
Access the Dartmouth College Library from Off-Campus
Everything owned or licensed by the library. Search for books and journals, both print and electronic, videos, maps, manuscripts, scores, sound recordings, and more.
A select number of important research library catalogs.
eResources has been removed from service as of January 29, 2010.
To access library databases, choose the Databases tab in the library catalog (located next to the tabs
for Keyword, Title, Author and Subject.)
Copies of articles not available at your host institution or Dartmouth may be requested using the DartDoc interlibrary loan service. In addition, articles available at Dartmouth only in a paper (hard copy) edition may also be requested through DartDoc. Articles will be emailed to you.
Before requesting any articles, you will need to change the status of your DartDoc account to "Off Campus Prog-Undergrad" Log in to DartDoc and select the "Change User Information" button. If you haven't used DartDoc previously you will need to create a user account. Access the DartDoc page and follow the links for "First Time Users". Be sure to change your status back once you return.
Sorry - it isn't possible to provide books through interlibrary loan or Borrow Direct while you are off campus.
At the "Get Reference Help" web page you can e-mail a question to our "Ask a Librarian" service. You can also contact a library subject liaison or access a subject guide in your discipline.
Library Archives Access
Library access in the country you're visiting may be more restrictive than it is in the USA. You may need to make an appointment before visiting a particular library. In addition a library or archive may require a letter from your home institution verifying your status and the purpose of your visit.
If you haven't made plans prior to your trip we may still be able to help you. Contact us through Ask a Librarian and we will fax or e-mail a letter on your behalf.
Citing and Managing References
The Sources guide provides information about the "Why"," When" and "How" of citing print and electronic references.
Reference management programs, i.e. RefWorks and EndNote, allow you to import references from online databases, library catalogs, journal indexes, full-text sources like JSTOR and from Web Sites. These programs make it easier to keep track of and use your references, and they eliminate the need to type the references into your research paper. The programs will automatically format your references in any style you choose, such as MLA, APA or the style of a particular journal.
Comprehensive A-Z list of eJournals, browsable by subject, with peer review, open access, and date coverage indicators; ability to quickly search within the journal; access also provided for eBooks and Databases.
Allows you to browse, read, and monitor the recent issues (since 2005) of top eJournals in your subject available at Dartmouth; save frequently viewed journals to a bookshelf; use the eJournals link for a comprehensive A-Z list of journals including those NOT covered.