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SPAN 4999: Capstone (Johnson)

Background-Spanish Civil War

When To Use All Search

  • you are first starting your research  
  • to get ideas or background info on your topic
  • searching for a topic in a multi-disciplinary field
  • as an alternative to Google - easy searching but with more credible results


When to Use Other Resources

All Search is great for quick searches, initial searches or background searches.  There will be times when you'd like to dig deeper.  Consider using other search tools for the following,

Subject Headings

 Browse these subjects to get general information on your topic.

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Selected Databases

Use databases to find articles on your topic. These databases are the best place to start.

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Beyond the DNL

Can't find the book or article you want?

Try Interlibrary Loan (ILL)! With ILL, you can:

  • Use materials from other libraries' collections free of charge
  • Get articles via e-mail within 3-5 business days
  • Get books within 2 weeks
  • Be notified by e-mail when your items arrive (physical materials will be held at the Library in your name)

Request materials online:

Other options for finding books:

If all else fails, you can always try searching Google Books to see if you can access the partial or full text of the book you need!

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Other options for finding articles:

Sometimes if the Library doesn't have the full text of an article, you can find it by searching for the article title in Google Scholar.

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