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ELE Library Research Guide: Home

A short guide to library resources to assist with research for senior projects.

Getting what you need

The Interlibrary Loan service can also supply copies of papers, articles, book chapters, reports or any other documents that we don't own at Princeton. Just log on to the service and place your request.

Accessing library resources from off-campus

Most of the Library's electronic resources are available to registered students, faculty, and staff when away from campus, including while abroad. The Library offers two means of remote access, EZproxy and VPN.

EZproxy

The EZproxy service requires no configuration. It can be used directly from our Databases listings. Off-campus users will be asked to supply their Princeton netIDs and passwords when first attempting to access a resource that requires authentication. Resources in the listings marked "Princeton Only" do not work through EZproxy and are available only from designated Library workstations within our physical libraries.

Need help with EZproxy? Contact Library Support at lsupport@princeton.edu. If you are having problems with a specific resource please include the URL you are trying to access in your message.

Sonicwall Secure Remote Access (SRA)

Virtual Private Network (VPN) services are managed by Princeton's Office of Information Technology (OIT). These require installing and configuring additional software on your computer. At the present time only the "SonicWall Secure Mobil Access VPN" option in OIT's page is fully compatible with Library electronic resources so please utilize that option for your research.

 

Research Consultations

Contact Willow Dressel to arrange for a research consultation if you need help locating materials for your project or thesis. Before we meet to work on your topic, please make sure that you send me the following information:

1. In a sentence or two, describe your thesis (research) topic.

2. What materials (if any) have you collected so far?

3. Please give me an example of a relevant book, article or paper that you found so far or that was recommended by your advisor.

4. What library resources have you searched (if any)?

Online Office Hours:  Wednesdays from 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Librarian

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Willow Dressel
Contact:
Engineering Library
Fine Hall, Princeton University
Email: wdressel@princeton.edu
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