Library Research Guide
You can search the databases in different ways to find materials that will be relevant for your research, including:
Once you find an article you like, also look for "cited by" and "references". This can lead you to other articles. References (also known as bibliography) are the sources your article used to inform its research. Cited by means that those articles have your article in their bibliography.
Many of the articles you find will be available online. If you don’t see the full text on the database you are searching, use the Get It button to see if the full text of the article is available through another source.
If you find a citation to something that we don’t own, most of the time we can borrow it from another library. PLEASE ALLOW YOURSELF ENOUGH TIME to do this! Most of the time you will get articles very quickly, but it may take up to 2-5 business days for articles and 5-7 business days for books (or longer if you are off campus). Click on “Request an Interlibrary Loan” on the library home page or “Not available? Request from Interlibrary Loan” from the Get It menu. For more information, see our Interlibrary Services page.