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Searching for Information

Welcome to the University Library!

Get started with your search for information by becoming familiar with the University Libraries.


Research by Subject tutorial

Looking for a starting place for your search? The Research by Subject page will lead you to librarian-recommended resources organized by discipline.


Concept Mapping by BrainPOP

Though this video is intended for a younger audience, it provides a fun and helpful guide to a useful strategy for narrowing or expanding your search for information known as concept mapping.


Finding Books for Research

In this brief tutorial, learn more about the role of books in research and how to find books using Minerva, the library’s catalog.


Call Numbers

Call numbers are used to organize books in the library. This in-depth look at what a call number is and how to use one to find a book on the shelf will help you locate the books you need.


Finding Scholarly Articles in a Library Database

PowerPoint version | PDF version

Library databases are the best resource for finding the full text of a scholarly journal article for your research. This tutorial will guide you step-by-step through the search process.


Finding Magazine and Newspaper Articles in a Library Database

PowerPoint version | PDF version

Library databases are the best place to find the full text of magazine or newspaper articles that may otherwise be hidden behind paywalls. This tutorial will guide you step-by-step through the search process.


Keyword Searching

When searching for information in the library catalog or a library database, it helps to strategize your search by choosing keywords for your topic. This tutorial will guide you through the process of choosing (and revising) your keywords.


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