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Research Guide: Searching for Information

This guide has been created to provide quick access to resources that support the research process.

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Searching for Information

Searching for information is perhaps the most lengthy step of the research process. There are many sources available and a variety of sources should be consulted. Sole reliance on one type of resource (i.e. Internet sources) is not good research practice. A good research paper incorporates different types of sources (i.e. periodical literature, encyclopedias, books, videos, statistical information, Internet sources, etc.) and demonstrates that an effective information search has been conducted.


Library staff can assist you throughout the entire research process.

Search for articles on your topic using our collection of databases. When connecting from off campus, enter your W number and password when prompted by the system. Need help? Check out Accessing Databases Off Campus

Library Services provides access to over 87,000 periodicals and journals, 28,000+ of which are online. Search Journals A-Z for your title.

Google Scholar is a freely accessible search engine that indexes the full text of scholarly literature across an array of publishing formats and disciplines.

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