Last Updated: May 2, 2013
University Libraries buys many materials that can be used in research. These can be in print or electronic format. Use the Peak Library catalog to find them.
- Library Catalog
Search the library catalog to locate materials owned by University Libraries, including books, e-books, DVDs, and other cataloged materials.
Other libraries might have sources useful for nonprofit research. Use Prospector to identify sources from such institutions as Denver Public Library or Boulder Public Library, as well as other academic libraries in Colorado. Material requested through Prospector takes about 3-5 working days to receive, as long as the item is available. Use WorldCat if you are going beyond the area covered by Prospector. Be sure to give yourself the quarter for obtaining material identified in WorldCat.
"Prospector is a unified catalog of academic, public and special libraries in Colorado and Wyoming. Through Prospector you have access to 30 million books, journals, DVDs, CDs, videos and other materials held in these libraries." If the University Library does not own the item or if the item is checked out, with a single search DU Library users can identify and borrow many of the materials from the collections and have them delivered to the Library in just three to five working days. Whenever possible, use Propsector instead of Interlibrary Loan to request books. Articles are not available through this service.
World's largest bibliographic database presents bibliographic records for books, serials (journals), and all other formats. Use WorldCat to find materials not in the Library Catalog or Prospector.