The search from the library homepage will find some sources from the catalog, with a link to all results, and some sources from an Articles & FullText interface with a link to all results from that interface. But sometimes, those initial results can feel a bit random (and the Articles & Full Text search is by no means all of the journal articles available to you.)

For best results, I recommend searching the library catalog and the library subject databases directly.

library homepage search with drop-down menu

The Library Catalog

The library catalog includes a record for everything we have -- the library "holdings." "Everything" includes books, ebooks, streaming media, dvds, maps, microforms, archival materials, newspapers, journals* and more.

*Note: The catalog does not include individual journal and newspaper articles. To find articles, search the library's subject Databases.

Search tips:

  • Enter keywords and phrases from your research question
  • Start with just a few terms. If you're getting a large number of results, you can add terms to narrow your search.
  • Open each record and follow any relevant subject heading links.
  • Use the limits, under the Limit Your Search menu, to limit by date published, language, subject era, online, etc.