EMPOWER - Starting Your Research: Page 3 of 11

How to find Information Sources

To find any useful piece of information, you need a way to find something. These search tools are now mostly electronic. Search tools may be also be called electronic indexes, databases, or search engines. A search box is included, which is used to find the sources (i.e. books, articles, or websites) that are indexed.

Here is an example of a typical search box:
Search box

Click on the image of each database (search tool) to learn more.
WSU Libraries catalog database logo
Search engines mashup
WSU Libraries Catalog Journal article databases World Wide Web search engine

Each of these tools is further discussed in a separate EMPOWER module.