How do I find sources?

Are you looking for ONE PERFECT SOURCE? Watch this video from NC State University Libraries to see why that might not be the best strategy.

Using Good Sources to Find More Good Sources (resource)

What Kinds of Sources Can We Find Using Google? (resource and activity)

Bibliographies are a good way to find more sources. Try Reading a Bibliography (interactive resource)

When you have a citation, check Hunter's List of eJournals to see if we subscribe. If we don't have it, you can order the article you need through interlibrary loan.

If you do need to search the databases, it's a good idea to have a plan. Learn how to create a search strategy: video tutorial| search strategy worksheet

Looking for a book?

Looking for scholarly articles from journals?

Want to work with Google Scholar?

 

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