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Use popular sources such as magazines and newspapers like Discover and the New York Times to read up on current events or to get ideas about what you might want to research.
Go a step beyond Google and try Google Scholar. Similar to Google, Google Scholar also does a web search, but focuses on academic materials including journal articles, book chapters, and other scholarly material.
Use the Friedsam Memorial Library databases to access scholarly articles from academic journals.
You can access many of the databases off-campus. If you are having trouble with logging into databases off campus, here is some login assistance.
You can find information about a journal and browse some of its content through the journal’s homepage. Journals like Nature and Science are good places to start.
Check to see if we have full-text access to these journals by using the electronic journal locator.
The Plassman Writing Center offers help for your research paper every step of the way. Sessions available in the library as well.
Also, try the Writing Lab at the Teaching and Learning Center.
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