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Hello, SROP students! This guide will provide you with resources and tools to assist you as a researcher during the Summer Opportunity Research Program.
Where to search for information
" Subject Guides
Most of the information you'll be looking for will probably be in the form of scholarly, peer-reviewed sources. Click on the subject area your research falls into to find the best databases to search for academic sources.
A-Z Database List
Find even more databases, including health sciences databases, with our A-Z list. Limit by Subject and/or Type to find the sources you're looking for.
Need to find books, book chapters, or other source types? Use the search box at the top of the library homepage.
Library Catalog (Health Sciences)
If you're conducting health sciences research, use the search box on the Kornhauser homepage.
Use Google Scholar in conjunction with library databases to be most comprehensive in your search. You can connect Google Scholar to the library so you can access resources easily. Find out how here: library.louisville.edu/ekstrom/googlescholar/library
How to search for information
You'll search in library databases using keywords, the most important words or concepts from your research question. Watch the video or read the directions on this page to learn more about generating keywords.
Searching in Databases
Watch this video to search a database search in action and learn more about finding and accessing articles.
Finding Statistics and Data
Need statistics/data for your research? Watch this video for tips on finding this type of information.