Having trouble finding something?
Google can be a great place to start your search for free information. Google Scholar helps you find scholarly information that may or may not be free. WSU Libraries pays for you to have access to many of the fee-based articles that you find in Google Scholar.
If you have never used SciFinder before, you must first register for an account. To register, right click the "one-time registration form" link on the SciFinder connect page and open it in a new tab. Then, create a new account.
After you have created your account (registered), go back to the SciFinder tab, and click the "Search SciFinder" button to begin a search. If you are on campus, you will only need to use the login and password you chose when you registered for an account. If you are off campus, you will first be prompted to authenticate with your w number and password. After you authenticate, you will be taken to a login screen in SciFinder where you will enter the login and password you chose when you registered.
Think about the kind of information you need to find to determine what kind of search tool and/or source would be appropriate. Here are some general guidelines: