Use the library’s article indexes (also called Subscription Databases) to find high-quality articles for your papers and projects.
Part of the research process is choosing the right database for your subject. Databases can cover many topics generally (like Academic Search Complete or Opposing Viewpoints) or may be more specific in their focus (like the Literature Resource Center.)
Check the databases page for subjects and descriptions.
Need help? Try the tutorial: Find Articles
The library’s article indexes (also called Subscription Databases) are an excellent source of high quality articles for your papers and projects.
The library also bookmarks websites in Delicious.
Bibliographies are an essential part of academic research. Citing articles in a bibliography or a Works Cited page is not just a requirement for a grade; it adds credibility to your arguments.
- Leave time. Preparing a bibliography can take longer than you expect.
- Track as you go. Copies of articles, notes from books, and emails of articles from the library databases will help when you must prepare your bibliography page.
- Use your tools. The library databases and the library catalog offer citation tools. Look for a CITE THIS or CITE ME link.
- WARNING: These computer-generated citations are not always correct. Library staff recommend proofreading your citations with the information on the Owl at Purdue site
- Formatting help? Try these resources:
- Ask us! Library staff have experience with citations. We are happy to assist you.