1. Discover and your discipline-specific databases are the best places find articles and other sources for your projects.
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Blume Library's primary search tool. This robust feature helps scholars find scholarly journals and articles, books, eBooks, music, videos, government information, and more. Input the keywords of your research to generate a results list full of articles and items covering the topic. Use boolean phrases (AND, OR, NOT) and other limiters to focus a search or modify a results list. This tool searches most of the Blume Library holdings including the Library Catalog of physical items and eResources.
Learn more about this powerful resource: DISCOVER
Reach out to a Blume Librarian for research assistance: RESEARCH ASSISTANCE
2. The Blume Library has a rich collection of books and eBooks for your research needs.
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This multidisciplinary collection includes more than 231,000 e-books covering a large selection of academic subjects and features e-books from leading publishers and university presses. Create a free account using your student information and download or read eBooks in your browser or eReader.
Gain Access to E-books Across Many Subjects Including:
Business and economics, Education, Language arts and disciplines, Political science, Religion, Literary criticism, Medical, Social science, Philosophy, Technology and Engineering, World History
Check out the eBook Guide for more information.
3. Connect with your subject librarian for personal help and support.
4. Use Google Scholar to determine journal impact, citation searching, and more.
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Google Scholar is a freely accessible web search engine that indexes the full text or metadata of scholarly literature across an array of publishing formats, times, and disciplines. **Only use academically sound resources. When in doubt, check with a LIBRARIAN
Google Scholar Metrics
Google Scholar Metrics provide an easy way for authors to quickly gauge the visibility and influence of recent articles in scholarly publications. This database is freely available.
Google Scholar Settings - Library Links
Set up Google Scholar to show full-text results offered by the Blume Library.
Google for Scholars
Blume Library workshop to learn how to use and evaluate sources found with Google's products.
5. Use the Journals List search to determine which academic journals, magazines, and newspapers are available.
Looking for a specific journal? Use Journals List to search for the title of a journal, newspaper, or magazine and tell if the library offers online access or print access to the publication.
6. You can get access to articles, eBooks, videos, and more from off-campus.
7. Extend your access beyond the Blume Library.
8. Make research management easy. Use Zotero to manage your research and citations.
Blume Library guide describes the free Zotero citation management program with instructions on how to install and use Zotero to easily manage and cite sources.
9. Find the right study space.
10. Visit the library and associated services.
Academic Media Center (AMC)
Student-oriented center offering multimedia project assistance. Also offers loans of media equipment upon taking various certification courses. Helps students design and print posters for the annual Undergraduate Research Symposium held each Spring.
Academic Technology Services
Resources for teaching and learning through today's technology.
Learning Assistance Center
Center for the Office of Academic Advising and the Writing and Tutoring Center. The RSC is designed to help build community by offering professional advising, building student interaction, and supporting student academic attainment including writing and tutoring.