It’s that time again. Papers are due and you need sources that will add something extra to your thesis. Is the topic still too broad? Are you sure your sources are the best? With a major grade riding on these questions, don’t rely on Google and Wikipedia. The Library will provide you with resources you can trust!
Contact a subject liaison
Let a Subject Liaison help with finding the best articles to support your thesis. They know the Library and they love sharing what they know. Not only will they guide you through the Library’s databases to the best articles, they’ll show you how to cite them. With your grade at stake, why take a chance? Liaisons can help find sources that will impress your instructors!
Consult Library subject guides
If you would like to explore sources on your own and get some background info before contacting a liaison, you can check out the Library’s list of Subject Guides, rich sources of information maintained by the liaisons where you can find databases, primary sources, microforms, videos, and web resources you can rely on. The guides cover an array of research areas in fields such as Education, Biology, History, English, and Commerce, but also in African and African American Studies, Art and Art History, Buddhism, Indigenous Studies, Classics, East Asian Studies, and many more. If you still have questions, you can contact the liaison for your specific research field.
Chat with a librarian
Not sure where to start? You can always Ask a Librarian in the Library’s chat service. It’s available every day of the week to answer questions. No question is too big or too small that a librarian can’t either find what you need or connect you with a research expert who can!