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Online & Hybrid Students' Guide to Library Resources

This is a collection of library and research resources for students enrolled in online courses at SUNY Brockport.

Find Articles & Research

Get Started Finding Journal and Newspaper Articles

Need Background Information? Use one of the following:

 In order to get a better understanding of your whole topic, you can look in dictionaries, encyclopedias, or sometimes just your text book for an overview that includes multiple aspects of the topic.  Once you understand it more fully, it will be easier to research.  For more information, read through this tutorial full of Background Research Tips.

Grammar & Style Blogs

You Don't Say

A knowledgeable grammar and style blog from John MacIntyre, a copy desk editor from the Baltimore Sun.

The Grammarphobia Blog

Light hearted but informative approach to grammar from Patricia O'Conner, author "Woe is I."

More Research Resources

Article Search Tip

Don't give up when you see the  Search for Full-text button button; it will help you either find the full text of the article online or use Interlibrary Loan in order to request a PDF delivered to your email inbox.

If you have the citation you can use our Citation Linker tool to perform the same look up as the yellow button.

Can I set up Google Scholar to tell me if Brockport owns an article?

Yes! Here's how:

  1. First, sign into Google Scholar. Then, click the Settings icon link under the 3 horizontal line 'hamburger menu' Google Scholar 'hamburger menu'at the top left.
  2. On the left, choose Library Links. Search for 'Brockport' and select SUNY Brockport - Full-Text @ Brockport.
  3. Click Save.

Google Scholar setup configuration for SUNY Brockport

Last Updated: Jul 26, 2022 12:57 PM
URL: https://library.brockport.edu/online

What are library databases?

A library database is an organized collection of published information, such as articles from scholarly journals, magazines, and newspapers.  Each of the databases the library subscribes to is looking at information through a lens. 

Some are using a scholarly lens only;  that is, looking for scholarly/academic information.  Others look through a more specific lens, like only looking for information as it relates to the field of psychology, nursing, or history.  To choose a database using this criteria, you can check our Research Guides by Subject, linked above to the right.