Quickstart for New Students

If you are a new student, this is the place to begin.

Registration and Passwords

Welcome to DTS! The library is here to help you with your research needs. New students are automatically registered to use the library two weeks before their first semester begins. Use links at the library website to access databases. You will be prompted for authentication via your DTS OneLogin account (https://dts.onelogin.com/). OneLogin also enables you to renew books and place holds in WorldCat. However, you need your DTS photo ID card to borrow books. Ask the library about yet another password you can use for the wireless network.

Orientation, Instruction and Help

The library offers orientation the first few days of the fall and spring semesters on the Dallas campus. This covers library services and a brief hands-on introduction to searching databases. See the key databases page for a description of the dozen most important databases, and the database tutorials for instruction about using the main search engines. Some formal library research method instruction is incorporated into RS101, IE100, DM102, and BS1004.

Please read about services, calendar/hours, and policies (rules) as you have time.

Special Note for Online and Extension Campus Students

Live outside the DFW area? The Dallas campus library is still here to help you. Read about services for "remote" students. Students outside the DFW area may call or email the library to ask for reference assistance or to request books by mail or scanned journal articles by email. Tutorials explain how to find online journal articles right from your desktop and how to find which libraries near you own a specific book you want, although we can probably supply most of the books you need from the Dallas collection. We have negotiated with libraries near extension campuses to provide access to additional resources, but we expect you to need and to use the Dallas campus collection.