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Get help with your research by asking a librarian.   

A reference librarian is here to assist most hours the library is open.  

A reference librarian can help you:

  • Find information on a topic
  • Develop strategies for searching library databases and the Web.
  • Get items from other libraries
  • Manage your resources and keep track of your research

Please visit a librarian at the reference desk on the 1st floor of the library. You may also call, email, text, or chat.

If you woud like to make an appointment with a librarian, please complete a Research Consultation Request. 

Also try our online research guides and class pages.  

If you don't see a guide, but would like one created on your subject.  Please submit a Research Guide Request.

Browser Toolbar

The browser toolbar is a Firefox and Google Chrome extension that provides direct access to the Library's resources and aid in your research. It uses software called LibX


Search the Dominican, I-Share, and WorldCat catalogs from the toolbar menu. You can also search for journals and articles. Just click on the star icon to see this menu. To get other menus, click on the highlighted text to see additional catalogs.

Right-click context menu

Search any or using the right-click context menu. Anytime you come across text on the web you can search the library holdings for it. Just highlight the text, right click, and select the appropriate option.

Support for off-campus access via EZProxy

If you land on a page that asks for a login, right click to reload the page through the library’s proxy server to log in to the proxy server and save yourself having to go through the library website to get the article.

Quick full text access to journal articles

The toolbar uses Google Scholar to search for articles and directs the user to the electronic copy subscribed to by the library. Select a citation, then drag-and-drop it onto the toolbar icon. You can use this feature even from inside a PDF file.


References in Wikipedia will have "Check for Full Text" added on the page. Click on that to see if the library has the article.

Book Reviews

Websites where books are reviewed will usually include the ISBN. The toolbar changes ISBNs into links that will automatically search the library catalog.



Zotero provides a free and easy-to-use citation management service.

With this service you can: 

  • Automatically download citations from library resources and the web
  • Format papers and bibliographies
  • Collect and store references on your own computer, and access from the web with a free Zotero account
  • Manage all the information you come across, and your information lives on your own computer
  • Nothing changes or goes away when you leave Dominican, and you can share your references with people outside of Dominican
  • Can be easily accessed through Firefox

Download a guide to Zotero in printable format: PDF

For further help visit: Zotero Support

If you have questions about Zotero, a reference librarian would be happy to provide further assistance.

You can also learn more about Zotero at one of our library  Workshops.