Getting started

A guide for valuable skills and resources for beginning library research

  1. Use reference sources to jumpstart your research, to get ideas, and more.
  2. Find books, journal titles and media in Stanford's Online Catalog - Searchworks.
  3. Find articles in selected databases. Note:  Since there are so many databases we recommend this subset which will give you access to articles in a wide variety of subject areas. Additional options are listed below in the databases section.