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Use this guide to find scholarly resources—books, articles, background sources—as well as strategies for improving searches, evaluating web sources, and formatting citations.
Use these selected databases to find articles on your topic.
Resources for Philosophy
Resources for Biochemistry & Environmental Science
Selected Multidisciplinary Databases
Books (print and electronic) can help you to get overviews on broad topics and to identify additional sources (among other things).
Use these selected sources to find background information on your topic.
The resources below are online encyclopedias that have information across disciplines.
Check footnotes, endnotes, or bibliographies in relevant resources to find additional, older scholarship.
To find newer resources that cite your particular book or article, enter the title in Google Scholar and click on "cited by" link beneath the item's description. You can then refine your search further by adding keywords.
Searches on the Open Web can often return irrelevant or non-scholarly results; however, search engines can also be useful tools for discovering data, some scholarly sources, and related texts.
Some sample searches:
The links below point to brief informational guides for creating accurate citations. For more complete information, consult the original books at the library (see call numbers below) or contact a librarian.
Ref. Z 253.U69 2017
Ref. LB2369.G53 2016
Questions about Citations? Save time, ask a Librarian!
Zotero (pronounced "zoh-TAIR-oh") is a standalone application that uses browser connectors to save full text, organize sources, and create citations. Click the logo to see more info!
ATTENTION: Please note that the Library will be ending its subscription to Refworks in July 2022. For more information, see our Refworks-to-Zotero transfer guide.