You can use Google to find information from Government Websites
For example, "capital punishment" .:gov
Is the book or article not at PSU? Don't pay for a copy! Place a request through Interlibrary Loan, a free service for students, faculty, and staff.
- Go to the Interlibrary Loan Page.
- Look the blue Create Request button. Click the button for the material type you want, then fill out the request form.
- Articles are delivered to your email in PDF format, usually in 2-5 business days.
- Books are delivered to Lamson and can be picked up at the information desk in 1-2 weeks.
A bibliography is a list of sources that includes enough publication information so that the reader can easily find the original source. A bibliography may include a wide variety of sources such as books, journals, websites, conference papers, interviews, or other kinds of documents. When you include a bibliography in your paper you aren't just doing it because your professor requires you to do so. Rather, you are sharing an important tool that your reader can use to examine your paper topic in more detail. Other names for a bibliography are "Works Cited" or "References."
When doing research for a paper, you may come across a sentence with information that is particularly interesting or relevant to the topic you are investigating. You'll want to know where that idea came from, or where you can get more information.
To limit your search to books only, click on the BOOKS icon FIRST before typing in your term(s).
Here are some helpful search strategies to make your searching easier: marijuana legalization; juvenile justice AND restorative; restorative justice AND juvenile; stem cell research; stem cell laws; capital punishment; cloning; cloning & ethics; "plastic straws" OR "drinking straws; "college athletes" AND payment or salar*. (The * is your truncation symbol which will give you results with the term "salary" or "salaries.")
You have your own account to save (and find again!) those terrific articles you found. You can also save search terms, or create an alert for new articles available with your search terms.
To access your account: