Library Search is a giant research database, and is a useful starting point for research.
Pros: It's really big!
Cons: It's really big!
Library Search is like Google for the library. It has a lot of every kind of thing, from every subject, and tries to bring you back as many results as possible.
- Include 3 or 4 ideas from your research question in your keyword search (think people, places, things - add your limits and boundaries)
- Add your discipline or broad subject (History) as well as ideas from your research question (History and Women and Canada and Work)
- Use the limiters provided to apply your NON subject critiera (publication date, scholarly or peer reviewed, language, etc)
- And always make sure you're logged in (to uvic.ca and the database, if necessary).