Answered By: Kate Holvoet
Last Updated: Jan 20, 2015     Views: 3

Books and encyclopedias can be found in several places.

  1. ZU library catalog: do a keyword search for your topic, or a title search for a known title.  If you want to see if we have an encyclopedia on your topic, do a keyword search like this - women AND encyclopedia.
  2. Do a google search on your topic, with the addtion of AND book or AND encyclopdia.  You may find more luck with Google Scholar for this kind of search, but most of your results won't be full-text.

Web sites can be found using any search engine, but Google is the biggest.  The more relevant terms to your topic you add to your search string, the fewer and more targeted your result set will be.  For example, the search term dog retreives about 1,140,000,000 results.  Dog AND rescue AND "Abu Dhabi" retrieves about 477,000 results, a far smaller result set. 

Periodical Articles can be found in several places:

  1. ZU Library Quick Find - Quick Find is a search engine for about 1/2 of ZU library research databases.  It's a great place to start, but you may find more on your topic if you go directly to each database for your subject area.

  2. ZU library research databases have full-text articles on a wide array of subjects.
  3. Google Scholar is a web engine search for articles and scholarly material.

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