Research & Database Guides

This page contains links to various guides that can help you with your research and with using library services. These guides are broken up into three categories: Search Engine Guides, Research Guides, and Database Guides. For further assistance, don’t hesitate to Ask a Librarian!

Search Engine Guides

  • CPLA Easy Search
    How to use the City-Planning and Landscape Architecture Easy Search, which allows you to simultaneous search multiple databases and resources.
  • Funk Library Easy Search
    How to use the Funk Library Easy Search, a search and discovery tool that allows you to search several databases at once.
  • I-Share
    How to use I-Share, which lets you borrow materials from most university libraries in Illinois.
  • Online Journals & Databases
    A general guide for searching journals and databases. More specific guides can be found below.
  • WorldCat
    How to search WorldCat, which contains the collections of libraries from around the world.

Research Guides

A brief list of recommended general library research resources.

For more subject-specific research resources, check out our pages on Agriculture Guides, CPLA Guides, Biology Guides, and PRI Guides.

Database Guides

Bibliographic Guides