Searching the internet and our databases can be challenging if you're not sure which keywords to use. Before you start exploring, try looking up some background information on your topic using Gale Virtual Reference Library. GVRL is a collection of online reference books on a variety of topics including business, history, literature, medicine, social science, technology and many more. Pages and chapters from this collection can be printed and emailed. Not finding what you're looking for? We have a variety of general databases to help get you on the right track.
You can also search our catalog for books on your topic. Many of our offerings are available through e-book format, so you can browse titles from home. In order to access databases and e-books from off campus, you'll need a COD student or staff library card. Have questions? Ask a librarian! You can also consult our Research Fundamentals guide for tips on starting your project.