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Finding Sources: Home

This guide helps you to find sources for your research.

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.

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.