Search & Find


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  • How to Search Effectively more information

    Learn to create effective searches using keyword selection, combining keywords into search strings, and how to revise searches to find what you’re looking for. Includes practice activities. Keywords: Boolean, searching

  • Searching Summon more information

    Learn how to use Summon, the main search tool on the library homepage. Keywords: Summon

  • How to Search Effectively more information

    Learn to create effective searches using keyword selection, combining keywords into search strings, and how to revise searches to find what you’re looking for. Includes practice activities. Keywords: Boolean, searching, English composition, writing program

  • Library Research Help for History Majors more information

    A page of tutorials, guides, and assignments that support the research needs of History Majors. Resources are organized by topics and include key concepts such as resource type evaluation, beginning steps of the research process, accessing library databases, citing, and accessing additional library resources of importance for historical research. Keywords: beginning research, academic integrity, catalog basics

  • WorldCat for Students of Slavic more information

    Discover the more advanced search features in WorldCat, while also learning about the complexities of transliterated Cyrillic script in bibliographic records. Keywords: Transcription, WorldCat, Transliteration, Cyrillic, Russian, Slavic, Romanization

  • Searching MLA International Bibliography more information

    You will learn how to search this database of citations to journal articles, books and dissertations from the 1920s in the disciplines of literature, language and linguistics, literary theory and criticism. Keywords: MLA; English Literature; Modern Language Association; MLA International Bibliography Online

  • MEDLINE/PubMed more information

    This tutorial will introduce health science students to MEDLINE via PubMed and help them gain basic searching skills within this database. Keywords: Medline, PubMed, National Library of Medicine, Clinical Queries

  • Smart Searching for Students of Slavic more information

    Discover the benefits and pitfalls of relying on fulltext searching while also learning to employ more more advanced (and precise) search strategies. Keywords: MLA, full text, controlled vocabulary, fields, access points, JSTOR, Google Scholar

  • Citation Trails more information

    Discover how to leverage other scholars' work to fuel your own research using citation trails from relevant theses or dissertations as a starting point.

  • Research Basics more information

    This tutorial assesses students knowledge of the research process from developing a research question to citing sources correctly. Keywords: research process