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Faculty and Staff Resources at Belk Library

A guide to assist faculty and staff with research and teaching

Search for information

Search Belk Library's online system to find both library materials and articles in our databases. Use the search box below to do a basic search on library materials and databases.


Interlibrary loan (from other libraries)

Can't find a book or article through Belk Library subscriptions? Use our free Interlibrary Loan service and we'll get it for you from another library.

Triad Academic Library Assn (TALA)

Journal Table of Contents

Journal TOCs is the largest, free collection of scholarly journal Tables of Contents. Top publishers include Elsevier, Taylor and Francis, Springer, Wiley, and Sage. Use this resource to be notified when a new issue is published.

Survey Design

Zotero Citation Manager

The zotero Citation Manager is a free, easy to use tool to help you collect, organize, cite, and share your research sources.

Follow these steps to start building your own Zotero Library:

Use Google Scholar off-campus

First set your preferences to Elon University before you begin using Google Scholar so you can access the articles when you're away from campus:

  1. Go to the Google Scholar webpage
  2. Click on the "hamburger" menu (3 vertical bars), then on Settings  Settings
  3. Click on "Library links"
  4. Search for "Elon University"
  5. Check the boxes next to "Elon University - Belk Library Elon University" and "ELON UNIVERSITY - ProQuest Fulltext"
  6. Search for "worldcat"
  7. Check the box next to "Open WorldCat - Library Search"
  8. The list of library links should now have checked boxes next to these three items:

Elon University Belk Library Elon University, Elon University ProQuest Fulltext, Open WorldCat Library Search

7. Click on "Save"

Where is the full text in Google Scholar?


  • On the Google Scholar results page, look for the phrase "Belk Library Elon University" to identify articles that are available in our databases
    • Click on the article's title to go to the article
    • The phrase Belk Library Elon University is a link that will take you to a webpage displaying options for accessing the article
  • You may be prompted for your Elon username and password


  • On the Google Scholar results page, look for the "Library Search" link under the ">>" icon
  • Look in the list under "Find a copy in the library" to see if "Elon University" is listed
    Elon University Carol Grotnes Belk Library Elon NC 27244 United States
  • If Elon is not listed, search the library system directly by title