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
- To expand your search for articles - try
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
- 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, 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
Enter the citation (from an index or bibliography) or just enter a
- If you are looking for something else, Ask
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 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
Last updated June 28, 2012.