As a graduate student:
Reference tools aren't just for the basics - the tools listed below actually provide a wealth of information for advanced researchers.
Books are an important form of scholarly communication, particularly in the Humanities. tips:
An Example from the library catalogue:
The top research databases for literature research are the MLA International Bibliography and the Annual Bibliography of English Language & Literature, which may be searched together through Literature Online. Note that these tools index not only articles but also books and book chapters (that may or may not be at Brock).
Google Scholar can be useful for discovering those authors and articles that have been cited by others. Note: in the Humanities, it can be more challenging to track citations as there is not a comprehensive tool to use. Web of Science now includes book citation index so it is possible to track citations for journal articles and books!
What if Brock does not have the article I need?
RACER Interlibrary Loan allows users to search in all Ontario university and worldwide libraries to place requests for items that Brock does not own.
First-time users need to register & create a PIN. More information here.
Need help? Watch the RACER Set up and Simple Search video tutorial.