Encyclopedias and Dictionaries (Wikipedia for College) Good for Browsing and Background Information on topics
Once you have your key concepts and keywords, you can use The CAT to find books on your topic.
Using the "Begins With (Browse)" search, you can search the CAT using book titles or authors' names. Authors' names should be entered "last name, first name" and titles should be entered without the initial article (the, a, an...). If the book you want is about the author, make sure you search the name as aSubject, not Author.
Examples: Morton, J. -OR- english grammar for students of french
Don't have a title/author in mind? Instead of a "Keyword" Search, try using the "Topic: Title+Subject" search option with one or more keywords.
Try these first
Lion Search – one single search box that searches across all library resources for books, scholarly journals, e-books, newspapers, and more!
ERIC -- Educational Resources Information Center [preferred PSU interface].
ERIC (U.S. Department of Education site; free)
Social Science Citation Index (Web of Science)
Don't forget: Try These First if you want general popular interest magazines and newspapers or pro and con debate information.
Journals can be found by using the E-JOURNAL tab in the search box on the Libraries' home page. The following are exellent examples of journals in the field.