When tasked with research and writing assignments, it's sometimes difficult to know where to begin. Purdue University's Online Writing Lab (OWL) has an excellent assortment of information on researching and writing papers.
A great place to find information for your research papers is in online databases. Databases provide access to journal and magazine articles from hundreds of publications, often through a subscription service. The library has access to many great databases that can help you with your research.
Look for the recommended databases for your area of study in our list of databases! Simply click the link below and choose your subject of interest from the Subject List menu.
To get relevant results when searching, it's important to first plan what's called a search strategy. This involves:
Learn how to do these and other research skills (e.g. evaluating information, understanding research articles) effectively by completing the tutorials on our Tutorials page.