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Introduction to Research: Locating Sources

This guide will help you get started on the research process

Locating Sources

There are different places to look for sources in the library. You can use CalCat to search for books and ebooks, the reference databases to find an introductory article, the scholarly databases to find a scholarly article, and Summon to search for books, ebooks, and scholarly articles all at one time.

Search books, ebooks, and scholarly articles at once

Search for books and ebooks

Search CALCAT – the Jennings Library Catalog


Search for Reference Articles

Use the databases below to get started. They contain reference articles. 


Search for Scholarly Articles

Use the databases below to get more information about your topic. They contain popular and scholarly articles.