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Research Help: Getting Started

Getting to the Databases & Formulating Your Search

Research Help at the High Library

This guide will help you explore the resources available through the High Library.

Database List

Browse through the complete list of our 100+ databases. Try using the dropdown menus at the top of the page to narrow the list.


Find Specific Information

To find a specific type of material or information, try one of these pages:

Articles Biographies Business Industry Information Statistics
Books & Ebooks Literary Criticism Company Information Maps
Newspapers Pro/Con & Opinions Country Information Addresses & Phone Numbers


Research Guides

These guides explain and organize the library's resources. Each one is tailored specifically to a major, class, or special topic.


The Research Process

Break down the research process into 10 steps, from selecting a topic to finishing your paper.


Search Strategy

Not getting the search results you want? Try some of these tips and tricks.


Evaluate Sources

Find out how to look critically at sources and determine if they are peer-reviewed and scholarly.



A guide to citing in APA, MLA, and Chicago.


Get Help

With video tutorials, real-time help, and contact information for Librarians.