Where should I search to find articles?
You can find articles in several ways, but for the most part academic articles are housed within our databases. We give you access to LOTS of database, and each is a little different in what it contains and how it searches.
Here are some databases it would be good for you to be familiar with, no matter your major:
We also recommend that you check out the Course or Subject LibGuide for your major/class/topic because LibGuides list databases recommended for your particular discipline or assignment.
Find books, articles, media, and more at Butler and beyond
Things to know about WorldCat Discovery:
While you can find media within WorldCat Discovery, you can also search a few of our databases that feature film:
Google can be an effective way for you to discover freely-available community, government, and historical resources.
However - and it's a big caveat - you will need to put effort into making sure your search is retrieving quality content that stands up to evaluation measures. Below the search box, you'll find some advice to elevate your Google game.
1 - What you put in will be what you get out
2 - Evaluate, evaluate, evaluate!!
If your topic is too new, it may still be within the first stages of the information cycle. If you can't find something about your exact topic, get creative. Is there a larger theme that you can search for? A comparable topic? If you can't think of something, ask your faculty or librarian for help.