General Research

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Online Encyclopedia

  • Britannica Academic
    The definitive general knowledge encyclopedia and the oldest English language encyclopedia still in production. Provides comprehensive coverage of all major subject areas along with recommended web resources.
  • CREDO Reference
    Easy-to-use tool for starting research. Use this box to search hundreds of full-text reference titles, as well as 500,000+ images and audio files and over 1,000 videos.

Additional Reference Sources

  • Points of View
    Research guides and position papers providing opposing viewpoints on current issues, organized under a wide range of subjects to assist students in understanding the full scope of controversial issues and developing critical thinking skills.
  • Gale Virtual Reference Library
    Gale Virtual Reference Library (GVRL) is an online library of reference titles for academic research, including texts related to history, health, art, business, literature, social sciences, religion, and many other topics.

Key Databases

  • Academic Search Complete
    Over 6,400 active full-text journals, more than 5,700 being peer-reviewed titles, providing access to critical information unique to this database. Covering STEM research, the social sciences as well as the humanities.
  • ProQuest Research Library
    Search 4,000 periodicals, over 65% available in full text. Database covers range of scholarly, trade and popular publications. Covers a wide range of subjects; can limit to one or two of its 15 subject modules. Some publications date back to 1971.

Streaming Video

  • Films on Demand
    Browse over 28,000 titles on a variety of academic topics from authoritative sources

Newspaper Articles

  • Newspapers Online
    This page provides links and coverage dates for key local and national newspapers. If you don't need an article from a specific paper, try searching one of the news aggregator databases listed, or browse additional news sources online.

Other Resources

  • Google Scholar
    Index to scholarly materials, books, journal articles, dissertations, theses, and conference papers, on a wide variety of subjects found on the internet. Access Google Scholar from our webpage for links to full text from our databases.
  • Science Direct Journals
    Searches over 2,000 journals, over half are available with full-text. Subjects covered include agricultural and biological sciences, biochemistry, chemistry, Earth and environmental sciences, energy, engineering, materials science, physics, mathematics, medicine, nursing, health, pharmacology, arts and humanities, business and management, economics and finance, psychology and social sciences.


LibGuides are resources that are built by scholarly professionals with content specifically related to a variety of given subjects.

Printable Research Guide

Printable research guide for General Education


Citing Sources

  • Citations & Style Guides
    Information on commonly used style guides, e.g. APA, MLA, in print, with links to online examples.
  • Zotero
    A citation generator and management tool that can help you keep citation information together and generate a bibliography.

Call Numbers

000's - upper floor, right side
Computer Science, Bibliographies, Encyclopedias

100's - upper floor, right side
Philosophy, Psychology

200's - upper floor, right side
Religion, Christianity, Biblical Studies, World Religions

300's - upper floor, right side
Social Sciences: Sociology, Anthropology, Political Science, Economics, Law, Criminology, Education, Communication, Transportation, Folklore

400's - upper floor, left side
English, Dictionaries, Foreign Languages, Grammar

500's - upper floor, left side
Math, Physics, Biology, Chemistry, Earth Sciences

600's - upper floor, left side
Medicine, Health, Nursing, Nutrition, Engineering, Agriculture, Management, Accounting

700's - upper floor, left side
Arts, Art History, Music, Architecture, Recreation, Sport

800's - upper floor, left side
Literature, Rhetoric

900's - upper floor, left side
Geography, History, Biography