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Online Library Resources during COVID-19

This guide was created to share information with the University of Detroit Mercy students, faculty, staff, and community.

Message from the Dean of Libraries and Instructional Technology

May 6, 2020

I am pleased to welcome you to the Detroit Mercy Libraries' Online Library Resources Information page. Your Detroit Mercy library faculty team created this site to share Libraries and University updates and timely information from trusted information sources during our response to the COVID-19 pandemic. We will continue to maintain this page, and encourage you to use this guide as a jumping off point for your library research needs and local COVID-19 updates. 

We in the libraries are privileged to be your trusted partners in teaching and learning. We are standing by for our students and faculty who are learning and teaching online this Summer semester. A librarian is available online 24/7 to answer questions and guide you to our wealth of online information resources. Our services are online only at this time -- we may not meet you in person or retrieve physical items as we do our part to encourage social distancing. But... we have a wealth of options at our disposal. Let us know how we can help and we will partner with you to determine a solution.

Please hang on to any physical library materials you may have at this time. We have extended due dates and will not charge any late fines. Your library team is discussing the best way to work with you to return items. We expect to have a solution soon and will be in touch with you.

Hoping you and yours are safe and well at this time -

Jennifer - aka Dean Dean

Jennifer L. Dean, PhD, MLIS

Dean of Libraries and Instructional Technology

About this Guide

The University of Detroit Mercy Libraries are working to ease the transition to online learning and continue to support student and faculty research and teaching during the COVID-19 response. Our reference librarians are available to help students, faculty, and staff via email and chat. Electronic resources are available, including online article databases, eBooks, and LibGuides. 

If you need help with Blackboard, please contact the Instructional Design Studio or visit this link to Blackboard tutorials.

See the tabs on the left of this page for information on:

Library Help, including updates on building access, getting help from a Librarian, available resources and services, and any related changes impacting the Library.

Information on Researching from Off Campus, including links to resources and tutorials.

Fact Checking Resources to help decipher credible from non-credible information

University Information includes links to updates from the University of Detroit Mercy Administration.

COVID-19 Info and Updates includes links to State of Michigan updates, information for the counties of Wayne, Oakland, and Macomb; and other COVID-19 response related information.