Reagan-Fascell Fellows DRC Guide

WELCOME

We’re excited to welcome the Fall 2021 cohort of Reagan-Fascell Fellows to NED and the DRC! Please use this page as a guide for accessing our resources.

Email us at drc@ned.org or feel free to message any of the library staff on Teams. If you’d like to meet to discuss finding resources in the library or your research topic, we’re happy to setup a meeting on Zoom. We are here to help and look forward to working with you!

We’re available 8:00AM – 5:30PM, Monday – Friday.

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LIBRARY SEARCH TOOLS

NED.ON.WORLDCAT.ORG: We recommend beginning your research with WorldCat, your one-stop-shop for resources at the DRC.

  • Find books, journals, reports and dvd’s in DRC’s collection.
  • Find full-text ebooks, articles and reports that can be directly viewed or downloaded when logged into Citrix/NED Desktop.
  • Request books and articles from libraries around the U.S. through interlibrary loan.
  • Search many libraries at once for an item and then locate it in a library nearby.

Academic OneFile and JSTOR: Large databases with full-text articles from thousands of journals, magazines, and newspapers.

  • You must be logged into Citrix/NED Desktop to access.
  • WorldCat searches the databases, too. Meaning any journals we have in Academic OneFile or JSTOR will appear in WorldCat search results.

Project Muse Ebooks: A small curated collection of full-text ebooks that can be directly viewed or downloaded.

  • You must be logged into Citrix/NED Desktop to access.
  • Collection of highly cited democracy and political science works, including ebooks by Larry Diamond, Francis Fukuyama, and Thomas Carothers, and titles published by the Journal of Democracy.

NEWS

New York Times – Fellows have full-text access to NYTimes.com when connected to Citrix/NED Desktop. Use this link to create an account with your NED email address: https://myaccount.nytimes.com/register.

Washington Post – A print copy is available in the library. Fellows also have access through the database Academic OneFile when connected to Citrix/NED Desktop. Email library staff if you need digital copies of articles.

Financial Times and Wall Street Journal – Print copies of these newspapers are in the library. Email the library for digital copies of articles.

NewsEdge – News database with access to thousands of newspapers, newswires, and other web news sources from around the world. We conduct daily news searches on different regions and topics that are emailed to staff.  Please let us know if you’d like to be added to one of our current searches or would like a news search created for you! Just send an email with the country or topic, keywords and frequency (daily, weekly, etc.) you would like us to search.

FAQ

Can I search WorldCat without logging into Citrix/NED Desktop?

  • Yes! You can search WorldCat from anywhere without logging into Citrix/NED Desktop! If you find something you’d like full-text access to, just email drc@ned.org and we will send it to you.

Can I check out books?

  • Fellows who are in Washington, D.C. can check out books from the DRC. Fellows who are remote will need to work with the library staff and their research associates to find the best way to access books found in the catalog. We may be able to send you a PDF of a chapter you need, or purchase or borrow the ebook version of the book.

What’s the difference between WorldCat and the other databases at the DRC?

  • WorldCat searches everything in our collection including the books and reports on our shelves and articles in our databases. You can search WorldCat from anywhere to find resources available at the DRC.
  • Our databases like JSTOR, Academic OneFile, and Project Muse Ebooks can only be accessed through Citrix/NED Desktop. Each database has a large collection of full-text resources. Check out the Database Guide above to learn more!

Why can’t I view the full-text of this article or ebook?

  • The best way to access full-text content from WorldCat is by searching WorldCat on Citrix/NED Desktop. Still, sometimes the record is missing the link to the full-text or there’s another technical issue.  Please reach out to the library staff at drc@ned.org if you are having any issue accessing resources – we’re happy to help!

What is interlibrary loan (ILL) and how do I use it?

  • If the DRC doesn’t own or have access to a book or article you need, we can still get it for you! Interlibrary Loan (ILL) let’s you borrow books and articles from academic, public, and special libraries around the United States. All fellows may request electronic articles and ebook chapters. Fellows in DC may request print books, too!
  • You can request an ILL through the form on WorldCat OR by emailing drc@ned.org.