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WorldCat is Ryan Library's catalog. It includes a variety of resources:
A few things you should know:
Ryan Library subscribes to thousands of eBooks through two different ebook collections:
Use these one of these options when requesting items that are not available at Ryan Library:
Please select either the article or book form
PLNU's College Composition courses use the 8th ed. of the St. Martin's Handbook as a guide to research. Review important information about the research process and some types of resources on the following pages:
Pg. 201-202: Beginning the research process; reference works
Pg. 205-206: Finding books to use as sources
Pg. 200-201: Scholarly vs. popular sources
Pg. 203-204: Advanced search options
Easily search for articles from selected databases using the Articles tab in the Quick Search Tools box on the Library's homepage.
Ryan Library subscribes to over 80 Reference Databases. These resources offer online access to journal and magazine articles and/or citations.
Log in using your PLNU username and password.
For general research, we recommend starting with one of these two databases:
For research within a specific discipline, try starting with one of our Research Guides.
Did you know that using the words "and," "or," and "not" with your search terms can help you find more relevant results? Check out this video that explains this concept called Boolean Logic: