Getting Started with Research

  • To begin to look for articles - try Academic Search Premier first.
    Academic Search Premier has articles on a variety of subjects from over 8,200 journals, and over half of them are available full text.
  • To expand your search for articles - try other Online Databases.
    With a specific topic, use the "view by subject" feature at the top of the page to view a customized list. Rolling over database name will give you additional information about each resource.
  • To look for books, scores and more - use the Butler Library Catalog.
    Search with 'All Keywords' for a general search, and by 'Title starts with' or 'Exact Author' if you're looking for something specific. (Pay attention to the available limits, including Format and Location.)
    And, if you don't find what you need, search WorldCat for holdings from libraries all over the world.
  • If you are looking for subject-specific help, begin with our LibGuides.
    LibGuides serve as a starting point for your research. They provide a variety of Guides which can be used for topic ideas, links to specific resources, and general information.
  • To see if Butler has full-text access to an article or journal, use the Citation Linker.
    Enter the citation (from an index or bibliography) or just enter a journal title.
  • If you are looking for something else, Ask Us.
    If you cannot find what you need, contact our Information Commons via IM, email, or phone. An Information Commons Associate will respond to your question within one business day.
  • If you need help in person, try visiting the Information Commons.
    Information Commons Associates and Reference librarians can help you with in-depth research, search strategies, citation help, and more! Just stop by the Information Commons or call to arrange an appointment.


Last updated June 28, 2012.