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This guide helps you to find sources for your research.
Last Updated: Oct 18, 2011 URL: http://libguides.csusb.edu/find Print Guide RSS UpdatesEmail Alerts
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Welcome!

This guide will show you how to find:

  • Books
  • Scholarly journal articles
  • Magazine articles
  • Newspaper articles

Important: Make sure you understand your research assignment before you start searching for sources! If you don't get it, you can't research it.

Finding Books

Finding Books

To get in-depth and historical information about your topic, use books. The Pfau Library Catalog lists all the books this library owns.

Finding Scholarly Journal Articles

Finding Scholarly Journal Articles

Look in scholarly journals for articles written by researchers about your topic. You will find reports of original research and in-depth analyses of issues.

  • EBSCOhost Academic Search Premier
    This general database is a good starting point for finding articles on most topics. Remember to click the "Scholarly Journals" box!
  • Other Library Databases
    EBSCOhost is not your only option. The library has more than 100 different online databases. This link shows you which databases are best for your subject.

Finding Magazine Articles

Finding Magazine Articles

Look in magazines to find articles about popular topics and current events. Do not use magazine articles if your professor wants you to use scholarly sources.

Finding Newspaper Articles

Finding Newspaper Articles

Newspapers cover hard news and provide current information on local and regional events. Do not use newspaper articles if your professor wants you to use scholarly sources.

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