As a Seneca student, you can access library resources for free using your Seneca login. The main search box on the library website, or Library Search , is a great starting place to find sources on your topic. Library Search allows you to search for relevant online sources on your topic, such as articles, eBooks, and videos.
Watch a short clip on how to search for sources using Library Search (0:33 to 2:06):
Most of the online materials you'll find in Library Search are part of a library databases. Library databases are different collections of online resources. For example, some databases have collections of journal articles and other may have collections of videos. Library databases can cover many different topics (multidisciplinary) while others can focus on a specific subject area.
Most of the library's databases are searchable through the main Library Search. Depending on the type of information you need, Library Search is usually the best place to start since you can search many databases at the same time.
You can also search databases directly. This can be a good option if you're looking for resources on a specific subject area. For example, you may want to search a news database if you're looking for articles from specific newspapers.
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|Overviews and pro/con articles on social issues & topics|
|Newspaper & magazine articles|
|Journal articles||Library Search - allows you to find articles from different journal databases. Remember to use search filters to narrow down your results to journal articles. Useful search filters to select are peer-reviewed, full-text online, and publication date.|
Try a short activity (opens in new tab) which guides you in searching for sources in Library Search.