Resources are the articles, books, websites, etc you find to help support your thesis. The Library has access to a lot of wonderful resources; if you need help finding something for your topic, let us know!
Resources are the documents you use to find information. They usually are books, journal articles, and websites, though your professor will give you information about what kinds of resources should be used.
So how do you start finding information?
While Google is a powerful search engine, it doesn't usually provide access to the articles in Library Databases. Using the Library databases, you can filter your results to only include scholarly or peer-reviewed resources.
Scholarly journals are also called academic, peer-reviewed, or refereed journals. Strictly speaking, peer-reviewed (or refereed) journals refer only to those scholarly journals that submit articles to several other scholars, experts, or academics (peers) in the field for review and comment. These reviewers must agree that the article represents properly conducted original research or writing before it can be published.
Library databases will often tell you if an article is scholarly. But you can also look for:
For more information about how to determine if an article is scholarly, see the "Evaluate Information" tab
Longwood students, faculty and staff may access the Library’s restricted subscription database services from off campus using any commercial Internet service provider (ISP). Off-campus access to restricted resources is limited to current Longwood students, faculty, staff, and affiliates.
How to Access Library Databases from Off-campus
Please direct questions concerning connecting and IDs /passwords for this service, including receiving a “Bad Username or Password” status error, to the User Support Services Help Desk at 434.395.4357.
For questions regarding how to search a database, please ask a librarian.