If you find an article or book and we don't have it at our library, we can usually get you a copy from another library. Allow about 1-7 days for articles; about 1-2 weeks for books.
Search for Articles
Try searching in these library databases to find articles on your topic. Tips:
If you find an article that looks good, check out its descriptors (or subject headings); these are the official words that the database uses to describe what the article is about. Click on these words, or do a new search using them, to find more articles on that topic.
Many databases have a way to let you limit to scholarly articles (sometimes also called academic or peer-reviewed): this can be useful if you want to screen out things like Time Magazine, USA Today, etc.
Not finding what you need? Brainstorm different keywords that describe your topic. Try looking in more than one database. And, of course, you can always ask a librarian!
The same Google interface you know & love, but searches scholarly journals, books, dissertations, etc. instead of the free Web. If you find an article that looks good but we don't have it, request it via Interlibrary Loan. Don't pay!