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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.

Researching from Off Campus

This page provides links to hand-outs and other Research Guides designed to help with research from off campus. Topics range from information literacy concepts (e.g., website evaluation or scholarly vs. popular publications) to tools designed to help you find articles or navigate a specific database. If you have any questions, please email 

Logging In

The vast majority of article databases in the University of Detroit Mercy collections require users to log in. After clicking on the appropriate database link, be prepared to log in using your Blackboard user name and password. 

Getting Connected

Some internet service providers are offering discounted, or occasionally free, internet access options to qualified people. These organizations are not affiliated with the University but may be helpful nonetheless. works to bring low-cost internet and computers to those who need them. This locator tool helps find options in your area. Search by zip code and select options that apply to you. 

ATT options during COVID-19 response. 

Comcast options during the COVID-19 response.

FCC list of  companies responding to need for increased internet access. See if your provider or one in your area is included.

Primary Source Research

New Online Resources Available

New and trial databases may be found on the right side of the A-Z Databases page found here.