Did your instructor ask you not to use internet or online sources? 

The library has access to many more online journal and magazine articles than articles in print. However, you may have an assignment where the professor asks you not to use "online" or "internet" sources. Here's a strategy for handling this:

  • First: Check the requirements of the assignment. Does the professor mean that you are not allowed to use any sources from the open web, but you ARE allowed to use online articles from scholarly journals available through the library's online databases?
  • Next: If you have confirmed that you cannot use online library databases to obtain your resources, you will have to search for individual journal titles to see if we still have any of the issues in print. You may want to ask your professor for a list of journals he/she recommends. If you find a journal that is available in print, find the call number and location so that you can physically locate it in the library. 
  • Note the location and call number of the journal in the record and go to the shelves on that floor to find it. If you have trouble locating the print journal, then stop by the Research Help Desk on the first floor of the library and we can help you find it. 

  • Don't forget books! The library has a large collection of print books, although many of our newer books are in ebook format. Check the catalog. If you find a book with a call number and location, it is a print book you can find on the shelves.