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Research for Highland Park HS: Overview

Search SMU Libraries

Search SMU Libraries system to see what articles and books you can find on your topic, before coming to campus to access and retrieve them.

Scholarly articles and books that are made available for free are called "open access" resources. There are many high quality open access books and journals online. Sometimes, it is helpful to do a Google search for the broad subject you are interested in, and add the phrase "open access" to your search (examples: art images "open access" or engineering journals "open access").

General Open Access Resources

Books

Related Guides

Guest Access to SMU Resources

Use Your Public Library

Many public libraries offer access to research databases which you can access from home. If you find an article you need through Google Scholar or some other index, you may be able to borrow it through Interlibrary Loan.