Answered By Library Staff Last Updated: Jul 26, 2023 Views: 24
Depending on the assignment requirements or what you're needing, the links below might help in a pinch. We also have a Route 66 TCC Library Research Guide that could point you in the right direction of sources!
NOTE: As this FAQ explains, you might not find one perfect source that combines all facets of your topic. You will likely have to draw on multiple sources that focus on one area of your topic.
Our Discovery Catalog searches through a lot of our databases all at once and is found on our library homepage. It can be a good place to start to cast a wide net to see what is available. It will even find items the library doesn't own, but can possibly get via interlibrary loan (ILL) – though you can limit those results out if you need something immediately.
After doing a search in Discovery, you can limit to the source type you are needing (articles, books, video, etc.) and even to specific dates. If searching for a peer-reviewed article, you can even limit to that!
For a list of all of our databases, see the "Articles & Databases" link off the library website.
For tips on how to search in our databases and catalog, we recommend this FAQ.
If searching on the web, here’s some FAQ and search examples that you might find helpful:
- Q. How can I get to Google Advanced Search?
- Q. How do I find .GOV or .EDU or .ORG websites?
- Q. How can I find an article over a specific topic from a magazine (or other periodical) my instructor has recommended, published within a specific timeframe?
- Q. Can I access The New York Times online?