Start with a keyword search which searches book titles, authors, subject headings, book descriptions, etc.
Use AND and OR to broaden or narrow your search
For example: consumer OR shopper
For example: experiment AND economic AND price AND incentive
You can search for specific phrases by using quotation marks.
For example: "economic experiment" AND "consumer behavior"
An asterisk* will let you search for the root of a word and any variation after the asterisk
For example: child* = child, children, children's
We have a lot of items, but not everything you'll need during your time at Gettysburg.
Interlibrary loan is a service that allows you to borrow materials unavailable at Musselman Library from other libraries around the world. Articles usually arrive in 24 hours. Books may take 4-7 days.
Watch for the "Gett It" button in databases. Clicking it will check to see if we have the item in our collection and direct you to request a copy from another library if we don't.
The library subscribes to over 300 databases that cover all subjects and disciplines. Search databases to find peer-review articles on your topic from scholarly journals. Additionally, be sure to browse the Research Guides to identify other databases in a specific discipline (Religion, Africana Studies, Political Science, etc.).
Zotero is citation-management software, which means it helps you collect, manage, and cite any sources you find. It’s useful for staying organized, but it also helps by saving you time during the research process.
Since it’s an open-source tool, you can create a free account as you long as you’re fine with having a 300MB storage limit. This tends to be more than enough storage for people’s time at Gettysburg.
For a quick overview, see Gettysburg's guide to Zotero.