Library Information for the Associate in Arts Program

Getting Started with Online Library Resources

  • DELCAT Online Catalog: Find ebooks, print books, electronic articles, streaming video, DVDs, and more. Find information about June 2023 changes to the DELCAT interface here. Video tutorials will be updated for Fall 2023.
  • Databases: Select databases by subject to find scholarly journal articles, news and magazine articles, and other sources.
  • Research Guides by Major: Choose a research guide for a major to find a list of databases for the discipline, information about research methods, and contact information for the subject specialist.
  • Library Tutorials: Browse video tutorials to learn more about library resources.

Requesting Library Materials

  • Associate in Arts Book Delivery Service: Associate in Arts students, faculty, and staff can request print books to be delivered to their campus. Make sure you sign in to DELCAT to view delivery options.
  • Article DELivery Service: Request a scanned pdf copy of a print book chapter or print article from Morris Library.
  • Interlibrary Loan: Request books, journal articles, DVDs, and other items that are not available through the University of Delaware Library.

Getting Help with Research

  • Ask the Library: Get quick assistance from a UD librarian via chat, text, or email.
  • AAP Library Liaison: Contact Lauren Wallis with questions about research or using library resources.
  • Subject Specialist: Contact the librarian for your major for specialized help with research.

Information for Faculty

Library Teaching and Learning Services

Contact Lauren Wallis or your subject liaison to discuss library teaching support for your research or multimedia assignments. Librarians can provide interactive instruction or research consultations via Zoom, consult with you about integrating materials in Canvas, support the use of Open Educational Resources (OER), and discuss assignment design. 

Associate in Arts Research Toolkit

The Associate in Arts Research Toolkit is available for instructors to use in any course with a research component. It is designed to help demystify the process of scholarly information production and address concrete skills such as searching in databases and DELCAT. The instructor resources page includes examples of flexible ways to integrate content from the toolkit in your course.

Support for Affordable Course Content

Your subject liaison can consult with you about options for affordable course content, such as multi-user ebooks, digital primary sources, streaming media, and open educational resources.


If you are providing links to articles from library databases in Canvas, creating a permalink will help students access these resources off campus. Use the EZproxy URL Link Creator to convert a DOI (Digital Object Identifier) or a permalink generated by a database.

Streaming Media

The Streaming Media databases and the Media Resources Guide can help you find video content to use in your courses.