This tutorial will teach you how to use the library to find reliable, scholarly sources for use in your assignments. We'll cover:
Omni is what we call the library's main search engine - it's the best place to start out your research. You'll find the Library's collection of books and ebooks, our electronic journal collections, and other types of scholarly resources.
Also check out our Omni Search tips.
How do you decide if the article you are reading is appropriate to include in your paper?
First, some terminology.
Periodical means something that is published repeatedly. A magazine that is published once a month is a periodical. Journals and newspapers are also periodicals. A book that is published once is not a periodical, it is a monograph.
When you search in Omni, you will see results from all sorts of publications: magazines, academic articles, theses, books, reports, and more!
Learn how to distinguish between scholarly and popular resources in the following video:
Even if you've used the Library for research in the past, things will be different this term since courses are online and the library is too. You can find up-to-date information on changes to Library resources and services at https://brocku.ca/library/use/library-resources-services-amid-covid-19/.