Welcome to JCSU LibGuides!

JCSU LibGuides will help you find guides to help you with your research.  These guides are broken down by subject. If you are having trouble finding what you are looking for, please use the "Search this site" button located at the top right hand corner of your screen.

You may also email balmeyda@jcsu.edu if you have any questions.

Would you like help on navigating our websites?  Try our tutorial. This includes help on navigating the library's website, and also some tips on using our catalog.


The James B. Duke Memorial Library (JBDML) offers books in both print and digital formats.  Print books can be found through our online catalog, while e-Books can be found either through NetLibrary, or through Books 24x7.

Dewey Decimal Classification (DDC)

The James B. Duke Memorial Library (JBDML) currently catalogs its books using the Dewey Decimal Classification (DDC) system. If you would like to browse our collection of printed material, it may be helpful to know that the DDC is broken down by subject using ten main classes.

The Ten Main Classes

000 Computer science, information & general works
100 Philosophy & psychology
200 Religion
300 Social sciences
400 Language
500 Science
600 Technology
700 Arts & recreation
800 Literature
900 History & geography

Here is some more information on the Dewey Decimal Classification system, from OCLC.

In order to see what the JBDML has in its collection, you may want to try using out online catalog, which can be found at http://libcat.jcsu.edu/

Having trouble using Dewey?  Click here for a tutorial that can help you.

What is a Database?

A database is a comprehensive collection of related data organized for convenient access, generally in a computer. Think of a database like a warehouse that stores loads of information. With the correct keywords, that information can instantly be retrieved from the warehouse and brought to you.

The JBDML currently subscribes to many databases, which can be found here.

For helpful hints and tips on how to search databases, please visit our database tutorial.