Last Updated: Oct 24, 2016
Reference materials help you find background information on a topic, and are a great place to begin your research.
Books about illustration and design will have call numbers that begin with NC. Books about photography will begin with TR. This video will help you find books on the shelves that are organized by the Library of Congress classification system.
These databases help you find articles from newspapers, magazines, professional and trade publications, and scholarly journals.
- Computer Source: Consumer Edition
Features a balance of full-text technical journals and full-text consumer computer titles covering computers, telecommunications, electronics and the Internet.
- Vocational & Career Collection
Provides full-text coverage for more than 330 trade and industry related periodicals.
- ABI/INFORM Trade & Industry
Features in-depth coverage of companies, products, executives, trends, and other topics from business and trade publications.
- Academic Search Complete
Academic Search Complete is a comprehensive scholarly, multi-disciplinary full-text database, with more than 8,500 full-text periodicals, including more than 7,300 peer-reviewed journals.
- ProQuest Research Library
This database includes more than 4,730 titles - over 3,315 in full text - from 1971 forward. It features a highly-respected, diversified mix of scholarly journals, trade publications, magazines, and newspapers from a wide range of popular academic subjects.
- Google Scholar
Search for scholarly literature across many disciplines and sources: articles, theses, books, abstracts and court opinions, from academic publishers, professional societies, online repositories, universities and other web sites.
- How do I find articles using library databases?
- View a complete list of databases
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