You can gain off-campus access to the electronic resources (also called databases or journal collections) by clicking on the name of the database you’d like to access, and then logging in using your Valpo e-mail username and password.
If you have problems with this service, contact IT at 464-5678.
Help with Reading Scientific and Technlogy Research
Online Reference Sources
Alternatives to Google or Wikipedia
Search engines like Google find web sites of all levels of quality.
These web sites were chosen by your librarian based on the following criteria. Keep these things in mind when deciding if a web page is reliable and appropriate for your research.
- credible authorship
- recent updates
- educational purpose
Always check with your instructor to find out if you can use free (non-Library) web sites for your assignments. And if looking for journal articles, library databases are the most efficient tool for searching. See the green Find Articles tab above.