Tap into the library’s top research toolsNovember 30, 2018 - Margaret Reed
Writing a research paper or essay? Preparing for a presentation? Instead of spending hours paging through numerous, random search engine results, drop by the library. In a matter of minutes, a librarian can show you how to navigate our top research tools and find exactly what you need.
- Reference Databases – Find reliable background information and quick facts in Credo Reference, a digital collection of encyclopedias, dictionaries, handbooks and other reference sources. Need information on current issues or controversial topics? Try Opposing Viewpoints in Context and Points of View Reference Center. Looking for information on an author or literary work? See Gale Literary Sources.
- Books – Search the library catalog to find hundreds of thousands of books at both Ouachita and Henderson.
- Government Resources – Find something on nearly everything at USA.gov, the U.S. government’s portal to a wide range of useful consumer and trustworthy academic information.
- Archives and Special Collections - Explore unique materials that preserve the region's history and Ouachita's institutional memory, including: local history and genealogy resources, Arkansas Baptist and other church history collections, political papers, and university archives.
These and many other research tools are on the library’s web site and LibGuides.
Questions? Drop by the library or contact a librarian. We look forward to assisting you!
By Margaret Reed, Ouachita professor and periodicals/electronic resources librarian
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