This page will get you started with where to search for different types of information.
Intrigued by what you're learning? Explore the Library's resources and remember, you'll learn even search techniques in your research class!
|Type of Resource||It is...|
|E-Resource||Any electronic research material: online journal articles, e-books, websites, etc.|
|Database||A searchable collection of articles and other academic writings available through the library. You'll find these listed under "E-Resources."|
|Catalog||Where you can search for locations of books, journals, videos, other media, archival materials and links to e-resources.|
|Library Guide||A small website organized by a Librarian around a subject or course so that it's easy to find the print and e-resources for that subject or course. For example, there is a Social Work subject guide, and a SW 441: Social Work Research course guide.|
|Library website||The digital front door to the Simmons Library; your access point for all our services and resources.|
Set up Google Scholar to link to Simmons Library and to connect to the full-text articles we subscribe to for you.
Use these interactive tutorials to practice finding information on your topic and prepare for the ILOP activity in Moodle.
Background and contexual resources like these help you check definitions, get overviews of a topic, pick keywords, and provide images, statistics and more.
When you're looking at search results in a database you're going to see a few different ways to get to the full article, usually either...
Both of these will take you to the article!
Click the Find Full-Text button and a new tab or window will open. In this tab, your article will load automatically. You will also see a YELLOW ribbon with a link saying "Go To Full Text Finder Results"--click the link if the article doesn't load on its own.