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E. H. Butler Library, Buffalo State, The State University of New York

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Finding Scholarly Sources

This tutorial will show you how to find resources using Summon. In this tutorial, you will learn how to: search for information using keywords; use limiters to refine your results; and save your citations.

Finding Textbooks

This tutorial will show you how to find textbooks using Course Reserves and Summon. In this tutorial, you will learn how to: search for books by keyword, title, author, and course information; use course reserves and Summon; and find the location of an item (stacks, reserves, archives, etc.).

Stay tuned to this page as we add more tutorials. Check out ProQuest Research Companion (Buffalo State login required) for additional help finding information, evaluating information, and using information.

How to Find, Evaluate, and Use Information

ProQuest Research Companion is ProQuest’s flagship information literacy product. It was built to help students do more effective scholarly research and to support educators as they teach the core information literacy principles of finding, evaluating, and using information.

Research Appointment

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E. H. Butler Library, SUNY Buffalo State
1300 Elmwood Ave, Buffalo, NY 14222
Phone: (716) 878 6300
Fax: (716) 878-3134