Library FAQ

Answers to common questions about doing research and using the library.

How do I find scholarly or peer-reviewed sources for my assignment?

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For sources covering many subject areas, start with Library Search, the large search box on the library's homepage. Then use the link on the left side of the screen for Peer-reviewed. (You may also want to use limiters for date, topic, or other options.)

If you are looking for articles focused on a specific subject area or discipline (for example, chemistry, business, art, etc.), use the Research Your Topic link, then choose your subject area to get a list of recommended databases to explore.

Sometimes your professor will tell you to use a particular database; look for it in the Databases: A-Z List.

Gathering sources can be complicated. If you haven't found what you're looking for, contact us for help.