Once you know exactly what you're looking for, your next step is choosing the best information sources for your topic.
Google is a useful resource for helping you find current information on your topic, and a Google search often generates a number of good sources. However, you should not rely solely on Google results when writing an academic paper. Why not? There are some distinct advantages to searching library databases.
By searching only library databases and limiting your search to scholarly or peer-reviewed sources, you can be certain that all materials retrieved will be appropriate for your paper or thesis.
Go to the library's LibSearch page. This page provides access to
On campus all e-journals, e-books and library databases can be accessed by students and staff. When you are off campus, you need a VPN connection for access to the databases.
What is a VPN?
A virtual private network, or VPN, is an encrypted connection over the Internet from a device to a network.
On the library's website you can download the appropriate VPN software for your machine.
If the articles you find in the databases you use do not offer the full text of the articles, be sure to check the TiUfinder link to determine if another database offers the full text of the articles.
The university library subscribes to a range of databases (120+). Some cover all subject areas (e.g. Web of Science), some cover particular types of publication (e.g. LexisNexis Academic NL Dutch newspapers), and some cover specific subject areas (e.g. PsycINFO, Sociological Abstracts, EconLIT, Linguistics and Language Behavior Abstracts). Below is a screenshot of the Economics database list: