Research Tips

The Fondren Library contains a great deal of information. There are many ways to begin researching a topic. Here are some tips:

For background information, check in a subject encyclopedia:

To find Journal Articles:

Use an index to find journal articles.

To find Books:

Check in LIBRIS, the online catalog to find books. LIBRIS can be searched by title, author, subject, keyword, and call number. Subject Headings can be found by using the Library of Congress Subject Headings located near the reference desk. For assistance, please ask at the reference desk.