When looking for resources for any piece of research, ask yourself:

  • What are you looking for? 
  • Where are you going to find it? 
  • How are you going to search? 

What types of information are you looking for? Do you need peer-reviewed, academic books and journal articles? Do you need statistics, government reports, or market research? Do you need newspaper articles, images, or other media? See Types of information to help distinguish between them and their purpose.

Then, once you know what you're looking for, you can determine where best to look to find it.


LibrarySearch is the quickest and easiest way to search our large collection of print and electronic resources simultaneously from a single search. Simply search by author, title or keywords. 

Other types of information

Although books and journal articles are the most common academic sources, depending on your subject, you may need to find other information types:

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