Skip to Main Content

WLFR. 1020: French 2 and Culture

Searching in Google is not the same as searching in the library catalog. For one thing, it is unlikely you could open and read all of the results in a typical Google search, (tens and hundreds of thousands), even if they were relevant to your topic, also unlikely.

This page contains some demonstrations of why and how to search the library databases.

Google vs. the Library

Starting your research in Google can be useful; however, the results you get may be too broad for the needs of your topic. More importantly, you may find the perfect article but it is behind a paywall, when all the time that SAME article is available to you free if you start your search at the library homepage. Watch the video to discover why the library is different.

If you cannot access the above video, you can watch it here

Find Books in the Library

If you cannot access the above video, you can watch it here

Article Quick Search is the name of the search engine for the library's journal content. It includes both titles the library owns and some it does not. If the library does not have access to an article, request it through Interlibrary Loan. Be sure first that the library does not own the title!

If you cannot access the above video, you can watch it here

Search: Library Publication Holdings  
 
 
Limit Your Results