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HON 350 - Research Seminar

Resources to help you begin preparing for your Honors Thesis

Library Research Guides

Librarians at Buley have created lots of guides and tutorials to help students in the research process. The guides can be subject-specific, course-specific, topic-specific, database-specific, or more general. To access the guides, click on the "Find" menu in the top bar of the library home page, then select "Research by Subject". Below is a screenshot of the Research Guides page.


Subject Librarians

Once you've figured out who your librarian is, you have to figure out how to contact them! Check for the following:

1) An automated appointment scheduler (you can often make an appointment through the Navigate app);

2) Email address;

3) Phone number;

4) Office location.

Feel free to introduce yourself and/or put their contact info in your phone!

Databases by Subject

To see all the databases the library has available, go to the "Find" menu in the top bar of the library homepage and choose "All Databases (A-Z)". From there, you can search for a particular database, or browse based on subject, type of content, or vendor.

A to Z Databases Screenshot

Journals in a Field

To see if Buley Library has access to a specific journal, magazine, or newspaper, use our Journal Finder:


There are additional search options at the full Journal Finder.

Articles from journals that we don't subscribe to can be requested through Interlibrary Loan

If you have a citation to an article or parts of a citation such as the journal title or title of the article, you can use our Article Finder to locate the article. If the article is not available in full text, you can request it through Interlibrary Loan.

For additional help, please consult a research librarian (

Associations and Conferences

To identify the most important academic conferences in your field, you need to know which organizations or associations host them every year! You can use the Enyclopedia of Associations below to find out what they might be, but talking to professors or others in that field is a great idea, too.