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Off Campus Access

D'Alzon Library is with you wherever you have an internet connection!  You still have access to all of our database articles and online books.  When using most of these resources you will be prompted to enter your Assumption University email login name and password.  You can also still request articles through interlibrary loan which will be delivered to you electronically.

The librarians are also available to you electronically.  Email or chat with us when you need research assistance.  We look forward to hearing from you!

Steps of the Research Process

Step 1. Get an overview of your subject.  Use reference sources (print or online)  to get background information.

Step 2. Define and refine your topic.

Step 3. Identify key terms, synonyms, concepts and search terms.

racism--> racism, bias, discrimination, prejudice, etc.
death penalty--> death penalty, capital punishment, death row, etc.
convictions--> convictions, sentencing, appeal, judge, jury, etc.

Step 4. Find resources. 

Find Books and Articles using the d'Alzon Library Search Bar

Step 5. Request books and journal articles that we don't own through InterLibrary Loan or visit other libraries in the Worcester area (ARC).

Step 6. Evaluate your information, including the number and kinds of sources. 

Remember to identify whether a journal is scholarly or popular.

Step 7. Cite your sources properly, and always avoid plagiarism! 

See the Writing & Citing guide or our Research Process guide for help!

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