JumpStart allows you to search of the library catalog and many library databases to find books, articles, films, and more.
It covers diverse subject areas, and usually has something for everyone, regardless of their research topic.
Advanced researchers should also search subject-specific databases. Librarians recommend that you search these databases directly for comprehensive coverage of the topic or resource type.
Librarians recommend that you search these databases directly for comprehensive coverage of the topic or resource type.
Jumpstart and the library catalog are now integrated into the same system, so if you log in to JumpStart, you will be able to easily access your library account, see what books you have checked out, etc.
Signing in to JumpStart can also help you to organize your research process! Use the pin icon to add selected results to a folder associated with your Dickinson College library account. Whenever you log in to your account, you'll see the items you saved. Similarly, you can save specific search queries to your account, which will make it easier to review new results for searches you do often. You can also use the "export" feature to send the bibliographic information to a reference manager like Zotero. See our Zotero guide for more information.