Search with keywords from your topic in the SPU Catalog for books
You will also be searching our consortium catalog (Summit) -- books that you request (for free!) through Summit will arrive at SPU in 3-5 business days.
In the results list, you will see print books, eBooks, and DVDs at SPU plus additional items that you can request from other libraries (these will say "Check Holdings")
Once you find something relevant, click on the title for more information. You can then see the subjects, a description, and the table of contents. All this information can help you decide whether the book is relevant and whether you need the entire book or just a chapter.
Search with keywords from your topic in the SPU Databases for articles.
Open "Academic Search Complete"
Depending on your topic, you might want to add another database to your search.
You should also try ProQuest. On the databases page, choose "Research Library Complete." It will open 22 databases. You can deselect ones that are irrelevant.
Where is the actual article?
Choose Google Scholar from the SPU Articles & Databases page to be connected to full text when available through the SPU Library system.