Final exams are in full swing and we’re here to help you finish the winter quarter with a bang. While you’re preparing for tests and projects, remember the John T. Richardson Library will be open overnight during finals.
Spring is just around the corner and while we’re excited about the longer days and warmer months, we’re also thrilled with all the research questions we’ve been getting at the Research Help Desk. Here are a list of some of the interesting topics that our Research Librarians and Peer Research Tutors helped our patrons explore recently.
• Genre mixing in films
• Racial bias in the classroom
• Emotional support animals on college campuses
• Graffiti in Egyptian revolution of 2011
• Prison overcrowding
• Connection between language and culture
• Alternative schools
• Urban renewal in Lincoln Park
• Reproductive healthcare for low-income women
• Pop-up restaurants
Here’s an in-depth look at one of the research questions we received at the Research Help Desk in the last month.
Question: If I wanted to access one of the peer reviewed journals, but I’m not using DePaul’s Wi-Fi, how would I be able to sign in to get access?
Answer: As long as you’re accessing journals/databases from the DePaul Library’s website, they’ll be available to you both on and off campus regardless of the wireless network you’re using. However, if you’re off-campus, you’ll be asked to enter your Campus Connect username and password just before you’re connected to a database. That way the database knows you’re affiliated with DePaul. Be sure to go through the library’s A-Z Databases list when you’re looking for a database to search (you’ll see it on our home page just below the large search box).
Best of luck with finals!