Starting research and knowing where to begin can be ovewhelming, but do not worry, the library is here to help you! We provide a number of tools to assist you such as research meterials and tutorials, access to databases, and subject research guides developed by our librarians. Explore available resources and find the information you are looking for!
Getting Started on Research
Do not know where to begin? Follow this guide to get started on your research project.
Library Research Tutorial
A self-paced, in-depth, online tutorial that outlines the steps of the research process and introduces research tools and services available at the Calvin T. Ryan Library.
Use our online catalog to see if we have the books you need to conduct your research. Some books may be in electronic format.
Search for peer-reviewed articles, popular articles, and other resources by subject or database title.
Find a Journal
List of journals, magazines, and newspapers. Use this when you know the title of the publication you are looking for.
Subject web pages provide links to information in a particular discipline, including class websites, internet resources, databases, electronic journals, professional websites, and librarian-recommended resources.
Professors put many class reading assignments, supplemental course materials, and even example tests on Reserve.
A citation style dictates the information necessary for a citation and how the information is ordered, as well as punctuation and other formatting.
Special Collections & Archives
Our local, physical collections stored and preserved in Special Collections and University Archives.
Use this tool to search for newspaper articles from U.S. and major international sources or browse online newspapers by area.
Access to online resources opens a vast amount of information to faculty and students but also brings new evaluation responsibilities.