Answered By: Kimberly Stephen
Last Updated: Jul 31, 2014     Views: 10

Have you searched for information on the Library website? Search our main search box using the "Books" tab to find books and ebooks and the "Articles" tab to find articles from magazines, newspapers, and scholarly journals.

We have 2 additional databases that might be helpful too: Gale Virtual Reference Library and CQ Researcher. You can find links to both at the bottom of the Library homepage, in the box labeled "Top Databases." Gale lets you search tons of encyclopedias which have more general information and are great for getting a broad understanding, history, and/or background of a topic. CQ Researcher has information on issues or hot topics and is great for argumentative/persuasive essays and speeches.

There is a ton of great information online as well. I like to search government websites by doing a specific search in Google for "site:.gov birth control AND teens." This will search for information on birth control and teens only on government websites, which usually have great information and statistics.

I hope this helps. If you are running into a specific issue, let us know and we can work with you on that. Librarians are available if you'd like some one-on-one help as well.

Best,
Kimberly Stephen
Electronic Resources Librarian