Research Tools

Research Tools provides information on finding articles from databases, Web sites, books, and course reserves. This section also points users to our Citing Sources and Researching Your Topic pages. If you need help using the Library, conducting your research, or using our resources/services, you can make an individual appointment with one of our subject specialists or contact them via email or phone.

Finding Articles

To find articles on a specific subject, click on one of these databases links.

If you cannot find the article you need, use our Document Delivery Request Form to get a copy of an article delivered to you.

Finding Web Sites

Our subject specialists have reviewed and evaluated Web sites related to specific subjects. The sites that are highly qualified, authoritative have been added to our catalog. To find Web sites with information on a topic, search the Library Catalog. If you need additional information, Ask A Librarian.

Finding Books

To find materials that the library owns, go to the Library Catalog to perform a search. Distance Education students can request materials from the library through our Document Delivery Request Form.

Finding Course Reserves

To find materials that your instructor has on reserve for your class, go to the Course Reserve search screen in the Library's Catalog. You can search by your instructor's name, the department, your course number, and/or the section number of your course.

Citing Sources

Our Citing Sources page provides links to sites with detailed information on citation styles.

Researching Your Topic

Our Researching Your Topic page provides information and details on the steps of the research process.

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Copyright Information
Finding Articles
Is It Scholarly?
Plagiarism Information