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Research 101: A Self-Guided Tutorial

Research Smarter

2 - Catalog Basics

What Can I Find in Kennedy Library's Catalog - Search Everything?

Books and Ebooks

Titles that support academic work and research

Good resources to use for overview and background information on topics


Popular television series and movies


*Articles (Print and Online)

Journals, magazines, and newspapers

Scholarly and popular titles

*If an article is what you need right now, jump to the lesson on How to Find Articles.

Senior Theses

Cal Poly Senior Theses on microfiche

Government Publications

Good resource for policy information

Authoritative information

Statistics and data

Archival Materials

Cal Poly Archives, manuscripts, and special collections

available to view in Archives and Special Collections on the 4th floor of Kennedy Library