A: We would suggest starting with our Discovery tool. The Discovery tool allows you to search the library's catalog and the majority of our databases. It's a big time saver! The Discovery tool is located on the library's home page. Keep in mind that if you are trying to use it off campus, you may be asked to authenticate with your CWID and last name.
Type in your keywords in the box, and hit enter. You can also search by title or author's name. You can narrow down by full-text materials, peer reviewed materials, or whether or not it's simply in our library catalog. Once you've searched, your results will be displayed in advanced search. From here it is only a matter of refining your results on the left hand side. Once you are ready to view the article, book, or other type of material, click on the title.
Clicking on the title of the material will take you to the record page. From here you can find our more about it, and view it. Most of the time you will select the file format on the left hand side. It may say PDF Full Text or Download This eBook as seen below, and depending on what the material is.
This tool can pull records of materials we do not have, and you may not see any options on the left hand side. If this is the case, don't fear! We can get things for you via PASCAL and Interlibrary Loan.
To find books, articles and more, you can also just jump into the databases, such as JSTOR, Academic Search Complete, or others. Click here for a list of databases.