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This guide is NOT at all comprehensive. The specific resources I've located on your behalf and added to this guide will not be sufficient on their own, nor will they speak to everyone's topics in the class. I encourage you to do your own searching! So where do you start? Start by searching for books (and e-book) by using the main tabs on the library homepage.
Summon searches everything that the library has access to in an easy interface. This is a good and a bad thing. It typically returns WAY too many search results and not all of them are highly relevant. If you use it to search for e-books, make sure to limit to books/e-books on the left sidebar. If just a call number is listed, it's a physical book. If there's a link, however, it's likely an e-book that you can access with just a couple more clicks.
This is my favorite place to search for books. You can also do an advanced search in CONSORT and limit by "type." Change up your keywords! Consider many different ways of saying something. You can try French language keywords, too, though your results will be more limited.
Academic Search Complete (EBSCOhost) This link opens in a new window
Remember to Choose your Databases! Near the top of the page, you should see this option listed in blue. If you hover over the speech bubbles in the list, you'll find a description of the kinds of materials in each database. Choose those that are relevant to your specific search! This will GREATLY improve your results.
JSTOR (ITHAKA) This link opens in a new window
JSTOR includes scholarship published in more than 1,500 of the highest-quality academic journals across the humanities, social sciences, and sciences, as well as monographs and other materials valuable for academic work. The content represents archives of the journal titles back to volume 1 but not including the most recent 3-5 years.
Google Scholar provides a simple way to broadly search for scholarly literature. From one place, you can search across many disciplines and sources: articles, theses, books, abstracts and court opinions, from academic publishers, professional societies, online repositories, universities and other web sites. Google Scholar helps you find relevant work across the world of scholarly research.