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Library Search allows you to to find and access books articles, books, streaming media and more through a single search box. It connects with about 70% of all of the SMU Libraries collections.
Library Search: Online Resources
This link will limit your results in Library Search to only resources available online.
FAQs - Using the library remotely
Help with using library resources while working away from campus.
These research guides are the best place to start your research in any discipline. Find relevant databases, general tips about the research process, and citation help.
Academic Search Complete
A scholarly, multidisciplinary database.
CQ Researcher Plus Archive
Substantive, non-biased, well-researched discussions of timely topics and issues, such as: immigration, climate change, marijuana decriminalization, and LBGTQ+ rights.
Gale in Context: Opposing Viewpoints
Covering social issues, this cross-curricular research database presents informed, differing views help researchers draw their own conclusions.
Provides image and full-text online access to back issues of selected scholarly journals.
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You have a team of librarians dedicated specifically to support DISC. From developing a solid thesis, to finding the right information, to evaluating and putting it all together, we can help.
Help with Searching and Citations
Library Search Help
Information on the best way to use Library Search to find articles, books, films, and journals.
Help with searching in databases or on the internet, including Google Scholar.
Easy Writer and Style are both available here. Log into the VitalSource Bookshelf app using your school email address.
So What? is available here. Click to access ebooks and search by title.
RefWorks is an easy tool that helps you gather citations directory from library databases and then creates in-text citations and works cited directly in your paper. The Google Docs add on is the easiest to use. This guide links you to RefWorks and teaches you how to use it.