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Library Research Strategies

Search across multiple article databases

SmartSearch is a great place to discover content from many resources at once. One search will locate print books, ebooks, journal articles, magazines, videos, digital items, and more - all related to your topic.  Use the search box on the homepage of the WSU Libraries to get started, or type your search terms into the box below.

While this single search system is convenient, getting these different resources to integrate into a single set of search results doesn't always present you with the most targeted, relevant results possible.  For a greater level of specificity, try searching the individual databases linked in the tab on the left.

SmartSearch video tutorial

Interlibrary loan

Found an abstract accompanied by a note that we don't have that particular work in our collection?  No problem -- just request the item through Interlibrary loan.  Click on the interlibrary loan link in the navigation menu to the left.

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