Remember, if the material you need is not available at the USM Libraries or online, the Libraries can usually obtain it for you. Books should be ordered through URSUS or MaineCat if possible; for journal articles and for books unavailable through URSUS or MaineCat, use Interlibrary Loan (ILLiad).
Books and encyclopedias should be supplemented with magazine and journal articles, which allow you to focus and update your research. Academic Search Complete is one of many databases that USM subscribes to and can help you find articles on a wide variety of topics. For more in-depth research with a narrower focus, consult our subject list of databases.