There are several ways to locate academic sources and various types of sources you might need for assignments and projects. The information below gives an overview of commonly used library research tools and why you will want to use them.
Library Catalog Use the catalog to search for books or eBooks about your topic. Books/eBooks can help you identify terminology, understand topic-related concepts, and gain an overview of the scope of a topic.
Library Databases Most subject databases and multidisciplinary databases provide access to peer-reviewed journal articles. Some databases also provide access to government reports, books, book chapters, newspaper articles, or conference papers.