About this Guide
Welcome to the Brandman University Library and Research Guide! This guide is intended to connect Brandman University students, faculty, and staff with a variety of resources useful for conducting research. The tabs near the top of the screen can help you locate the type of specific resources and provide tips useful for your research:
Getting Started: Research Strategy: Tips for how to begin a research assignment, including formulating a topic, accessing appropriate research materials, and managing your time.
How to Find Books: Demonstrates using the Library's online catalog to find books, videos, and other library resources related to your research topic. See "How to Find Articles" below for assistance with locating journal articles.
How to Find E-Books: Demonstrates using the library's various e-book collections to locate full text e-books, available for reading immediately online.
How to Find Articles: Demonstrates using the Library's online databases to locate journal articles as well as other types of resources, including news and magazine publications, dissertations, and more.
How to Borrow Items: Demonstrates how to set up your library borrowing account (or ILLiad account) and request physical items such as books and videos owned by the Leatherby Libraries to be mailed to your home. This page also includes information on Interlibrary Loan services for when you need books and articles not available through the Leatherby Libraries.
How to Avoid Plagiarism: Links to a guide with information about plagiarism and how to keep yourself from committing plagiarism.
How to Evaluate Websites: Provides tips for evaluating information found on the Internet to ensure it is legitimate and appropriate for your academic research needs.
APA: Links to an APA (American Psychological Association) style guide.
Help: Provides contact information for library and IT staff available to help you.