Use Multi-Search to find books, articles, and more:
Please keep in mind that the Multi-Search searches many of the library's databases and electronic resources but NOT ALL OF THEM. If you have a very specialized subject that you are searching for or are having limited success using the Multi-Search, consider using our A - Z Database List or ask a librarian for assistance.
Consider using the Multi-Search primarily when you 1. Are having trouble finding information on your topic 2. Are not sure where to start looking for information on your topic 3. Have a fairly specific topic in mind 4. Are interested in finding a wide variety of source types.
The A - Z Database List allows users to find and search individual databases that the library subscribes to (as well as some open access databases). Users can view all the databases alphabetically, search for a database by title, or use the three drop downs on the A - Z Database List to search for databases by subject, type, or vendor. Wave over the icons next to each database for more information about each one.
Consider using the A - Z Database List primarily when you 1. Want to save time by searching in subject-specific, source type-specific, or vendor-specific database for sources 2. Have been given a recommended database to use by a professor or librarian 3. Have either a fairly specific topic or a broad topic in mind 4. Are interested in finding a wide variety of source types.
The Periodical Finder allows users to search for an individual journal by title or ISSN number. Users can also browse journals by title or by subject. The Periodical Finder allows users to see if the library has access to a journal and if so, how much access we have to it (e.g. issues from ten years ago to today) and where they can access the journal (e.g. in a database vs. in our print collection).
Consider using the Periodical Finder primarily when you: 1. Have a specific journal in mind that you'd like use 2. Want to know if we have access to a specific journal 3. Want to know if there are multiple access points for a journal 4. Want to browse all the journals we have an a particular subject (e.g. Biology)