It’s time to start your research paper – now what?
Check out the Library’s homepage to see the different features we have. All of this information can be accessed 24/7, here on campus or at home.
Search box–You can search all books, articles, and other material we have on your subject.
Databases–Databases are searchable collections of information, such as full-text journal and newspaper articles, which have been checked for accuracy and reliability. They can contain very broad information or subject-specific information for your research needs. The PNW Library databases are organized by an A-Z list and by subject.
Online Journals– This is all the journals we have access to through our database subscriptions. This is handy for when your professor gives you specific journals to search through.
Library Guides– These resource guides are built by librarians to help you through the research process. They feature video tutorials, links to databases, and information about citing your sources.
Inter-Campus Transfer– This is a great resource to know. If you need something from the other campus library, you can request the item to be shipped to your home campus.
Interlibrary Loan– If our library doesn’t own the items you need for your research this is a service we provide free of charge where we borrow from other libraries for your research needs.
I wish you well in your exploration, but if you need some further help, the best thing to do is find a Librarian who can show you the best databases to use and how to use them effectively.