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Library Orientation: Brennan School of Business

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Brennan School of Business Top 10

The Top 10 Things School of Business Students Should Know About Using Dominican University’s Crown Library


1. We’re open Sunday through Thursday 8 am to midnight, Friday and Saturday 8 am to 8pm. Reference librarians and the Media Center hours are:


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1pm —5pm



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2. Reference services are available through multiple channels:


3. The Library subscribes to over 16,000 periodicals, most of them available in one of our 193 databases. A list of business, economics, and accounting databases is available in the Articles & Databases tab of the Library web site by clicking on the select database by subject link.


4. Some recommended business databases are: Business Databases EBSCO, LexisNexis, and Wall Street Journal. Business, Accounting, and Economics research guides, as well as several Graduate School of Business class pages, are available at The guides contain suggested databases, books and other resources to complete your research and class assignments.


5. All Library databases are available off campus through the Library web site. You need a Dominican username and password from IT to access them. To learn more about using the Library when you’re not on campus, watch the Library Help for Off-Campus Students and Faculty video at at the bottom of the page.


6. A list of business journals is available on the Journals & Newspapers tab of the Library web site. To see the list, choose Business and Economics from the drop down menu. Though most journals are available electronically, some are only available in print. Print journals are shelved on the lower level of the Library.


7. If the Library does not have the full text of an article you need, request a copy from another library in the Request an Article link under Quick Links on the Library’s homepage. When in a database, use the Find Full Text in Other Databases (or similar text) link to make sure we do not own the full text. You need your student ID # to request articles. For more information, please visit and click on the "Articles" tab and watch the first video.


8. The Library belongs to the CARLI consortium, which allows you to request books from other Illinois college and university libraries. If we don’t have the book you need, request it from I-Share, the consortium catalog found through the Search I-Share link on the Library’s homepage. You need to set up an account in I-Share and need your student ID # to request books. The Finding Books in I-Share videos at under the "Find Books" tab explains how to find books at Crown and through I-Share, and how to set up your I-Share account.


9. The library provides a browser toolbar for Google Chrome and Firefox. The toolbar can search the Dominican, I-Share, and WorldCat catalogs; as well as journal and article databases. To download the toolbar, click on Research Help in the sidebar on the Library's landing page, and then select "Browser Toolbar".


10. The Library offers a series of research lifesaver workshops. For upcoming workshops, please visit To register please click on the workshop you would like to attend.


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