Cowan - Blakley Memorial Library

Cowan - Blakley Memorial Library

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An A-Z list of all library databases.

Subject Guides

Subject guides are developed by librarians to help with specific research needs by subject.

Subject Guides Tutorial

Full-Text Journal and eBook Finder

Search the library's full-text journal and e-book holdings.

Full-Text Finder Tutorial

UD Discovery

A combined search of many of the library's resources, including databases, full-text journals, and the online catalog.

Online Catalog

Search the library's holdings, including books, periodicals, videos, special collections, and reserve materials.

Your Library Account Tutorial

UDigital Commons

A searchable,  cloud based platform that stores, collects, and displays historical and scholarly documents, lectures, conferences, student publications, and media related to the University of Dallas.

New Books List

A detailed title list of books newly added to the library collection.


Refworks is a citation management program that helps you organize research and create bibliographies. If you would like to migrate your RefWorks data from Legacy RefWorks to the new interface, please contact the library for help.
Create RefWorks Account

Add Resources to Your RefWorks Account

 Finding Background Information

 Finding background information is important to start your research This tutorial will give you more information on starting points.

Finding Background Information Tutorial

Citation Style Guides

These guides will help you with citation styles, including APA, MLA, Chicago, and Turabian styles of citations.

Database Tutorials

These short tutorials will guide you through the basics of searching.

LC Classification

Letters and titles of the main classes of the Library of Congress.

Library of Congress Call Numbers Tutorial

Library Instruction

Courses offered include general search tips, database specific classes, locating library materials, library tours, and other classes as requested.



Ask a Reference Question

Submit an online reference question. Questions are usually answered within 24 hours, according to the library hours.

Online Reserves

For easy access to supplemental class readings. Books and other tangible readings are placed on reserve in the library. Articles and other photocopies are placed in the online reserve collection.

RightFind Copyright Service

To distribute copyrighted content such as textbooks and other materials to students and colleagues through BrightSpace, eReserves, email, and printed copies within the UD community.

Request Print/Electronic Reserves

Reserve a Study Room



Pay your Fine

Tipasa - Interlibrary Loan

Tipasa - Interlibrary Loan allows students to request materials not owned by the Cowan-Blakley Memorial Library.  Submit a form and the item will be delivered anywhere from within a few hours to several business days.  *Login with your UD Network ID and Password*

Tipasa Interlibrary Loan Tutorial

Suggest A Book

Suggest a book to be added to the library's collection.

Instruction Request Form

About the Library

About the Library

Find out about the history of the Cowan - Blakley Memorial Library

Mission Statement

Read the mission statement of the Cowan - Blakley Memorial Library.

Frequently Asked Questions

Contact Information

Library Hours


The policies of the library, including the circulation, copyright, reserve, printing, and gifts and donations policies.

Giving to the Library

Want to make a donation to the library? Whether it's a monetary gift or a donation of books and other materials, find our guidelines here.