Library Resources

  • The basic search from the library home page hits a lot of databases as well as the online catalog to connect you with online and print resources. It’s always a great place to start.
  • If you need to find something in a particular discipline, I recommend accessing the “E-Research by Discipline” just below the enormous library search field. Here you can see what online resources are available in different fields of study.
  • You can also access specific academic journals by using the e-journal finder.
  • Not all Science journals are created equal! In the sciences there are a number of well-respected interdisciplinary journals:  PNAS (Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci.), Nature, Science, Journal of Speech, Language, Hearing Resources, New England Journal of Medicine, Health Affair, to name a few. I recommend starting with these before looking to more obscure e-resources.
  • UNC Library’s Science Research 101:


Both the library catalogue and most databases have an “easy citation” exporter that will give you all the info you need. However, you need to always double check what you have, using a citation manual (like UNC’s Writing Guide or one of your choosing). The library has a great online resource for those needing assistance on citations.