Pre-search to Research
Use the sources below to quickly learn about the:
• SCOPE of a topic
• its IMPORTANT ISSUES
• EXPERT TERMINIOLOGY (language)
Pre-searching will help you find scholarly sources faster and more easily.
Gale Virtual Reference Library is a collection of hundreds of subject-specific encyclopedias and specialized reference resources covering a wide variety of disciplines.
Credo Reference provides articles from over 600 titles with particular emphasis on encyclopedias, dictionaries, atlases, and reference handbooks.
CQ Researcher provides in-depth coverage of the most important issues of the day.
African American Experience (ABC-CLIO) Developed with the guidance of African American librarians and subject specialists, The African American Experience is the widest ranging and easiest-to-use online database collection on African American history and culture.
Global Road Warrior highlights information about the cultures, geography, and people of the world's nations.
Gale Biography in Context biographical information for over 500,000 people.
Best Bet: Occupational Outlook Handbook career information on duties, education and training, pay, and outlook for hundreds of occupations.
O*Net OnLine O*NET OnLine has detailed descriptions of the world of work for use by job seekers, workforce development and HR professionals, students, researchers, and more!
Discover! is Ivy Tech's one-stop search for books, articles, and background information. Discover! searches:
1. Enter your search term(s) in the Discover! box on the Library home page.
2. Refine your search:
In the left column, select Reference Materials Only
3. Now you try!