To look through the library's full collection of databases and catalog use the OneSearch Box below.
If you don't know much about your topic, check a reference work like Wikipedia or Britannica Online or the dictionaries, encyclopedias, and guidebooks found in the Gale Virtual Reference Library. This can be a handy way to start learning about the different issues within your topic to see which of those interest you enough to write about them.
It can be useful when you're figuring out what to write about to see how the issue has been discussed in the news. You can find current newspapers in the databases below, or if you'd like to see the history of the subject as shown through the news, check the New York Times Historical.
Information can be found in all sorts of packaging. Each package - book, journal article, blog post, etc. - is defined by its characteristics, and is suitable for some information needs but not others. Everything can be useful! It just depends on the context in which you'll be using it, and, of course, what your assignment requires.
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Encyclopedias and Handbooks
Blog Posts and Social Media