For this research paper, you will need to find credible sources of information about your topic and its causes. Watch the video below for a quick introduction to the Library databases. The following databases are great places to start looking for articles from magazines, newspapers, and scholarly journals.
Academic Search Complete is a great place to start your research since it is a multidisciplinary database that covers a wide variety of subjects.
Watch the video tutorial to learn more about searching Academic Search Complete.
Depending on your topic, you may need to search additional databases that focus on different subject areas.
If you are looking for information about a really recent event (for example: the current coronavirus outbreak), you may need to search news sources, like our newspaper database US Major Dailies.
For more historical topics, you may find more information in history databases like America: History and Life or JSTOR.
Use your 14-digit library barcode number (located on the back of your student ID card).
Don't have an ID? Get one from the library or fill out the online request form to get a barcode number.
You can also use your Lone Star email and password by clicking the link below the barcode login.