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Advanced Library Research Techniques

This guide will help you improve your research skills and develop expertise in evaluating, comparing, and selecting reliable and credible sources of information.

Search Across a Wide Range of Sources


Online Catalog

Searches all Norfolk State University's Lyman Beecher Brooks Library holdings, print or electronic, books, journals, media.


Searches all Lyman Beecher Brooks Library holdings, as well as libraries worldwide, using our WorldCat Discovery search box.


Links to the Lyman Beecher Brooks Library home page. 


*Links to the A-Z Databases, grouped by: All, All Subjects, All Database Types, All Vendors / Providers 


Links to the Virtual Library of Virginia Journal Locator (VIVA) . Search by E-journal title, or ISSN.

E-books (Digital Collection)

"E-book" is an electronic book - a digital version of a print book designed to be read over the internet, on a personal computer or e-book reader.

Course Reserves

Search for course reserves by instructor name or course title.

Research Guides

LibGuides: Can be searched alphabetically: All, Subject, or Type (Course, General Purpose, Subject).

Subject Guides

Search LibGuides by Subject.

*Note: In private browsing mode, you can NOT access NSU's A-Z Databases OpenAthens login.