You'll need at least eight sources to support your essay. Use the search box above to find some suggested types of sources:
See tutorial videos below. You can also email Reference and Instruction Librarian Joyce Miller (firstname.lastname@example.org) with questions.
The "Start Your Research Here" meta-search box on the library's home page does a broad, shallow search of 100 of the library's 120 databases.
These sample searches use words the databases prefer.
Click Advanced Search to add AND between your search words.
To narrow results:
Other research guides:
Sometimes, going to another library research guide is a good way to start. For instance, if you're researching serial murderers, this is a useful guide.
The meta-search box above does not search some library databases at all, and does not search any database in depth. Search these databases separately:
For newspaper articles, try this database:
To find websites from government agencies, college websites or non-profit organizations, use Google's Advanced Search. This page shows how: