Research using Special Collections Materials

Special Collections and Museums at the University of Delaware Library provides access to tools and resources to support research for users.

  • Research guides are a great place to start exploring the print and manuscript holdings in Special Collections. They provide descriptions of collections related to particular topics.
  • Additional information on individual collections listed in research guides may also be found in the Finding Aids database which provides access to finding aids and descriptive inventories for archival records and manuscript collections.
  • DELCAT Discovery is the main gateway to the University of Delaware Library’s print and electronic collections. To find Special Collections resources cataloged in DELCAT Discovery, researchers can limit their searches to “Special Collections” only to find results.

Special Collections offers reference assistance and instructional resources for primary research. For assistance with these services, please contact Curtis Small, Public Services Librarian.

Research using Museums Materials

Many of the artworks in the Museums collections can be accessed through ArtStor.

For specific questions about Museums’ holdings, contact Jan Broske, Collections Manager.