You can use these searching tips for your other classes too.
There is no "perfect" source or article database. If possible, try your searches in each article database. You may only get one or two resources from some but they may be a resource you can use in your paper. Remember to "remove and replace" keywords -- recombine various terms or subjects. And remember to use synonyms for your search terms whenever possible!
How would you find the full text for the following citation? This happens most frequently when you look in the footnotes or bibliography of an article--this is a great way to find primary sources on your topic as well.
Ginsburg, Zoë A., et al. "Unreliable and Difficult-to-Access Food for those in Need: A Qualitative and Quantitative Study of Urban Food Pantries." Journal of Community Health 44, no. 1 (February 2019): 16-31.
If you need to search for books, there are three options at your disposal: the University Libraries, OhioLINK and WorldCAT catalogs. If you're having trouble, be sure to contact me.
You find books in catalogs or databases. You can begin with the Wright State catalog. You can also search the OhioLINK catalog if you're having trouble finding books on your topic. If you're searching in the OhioLINK catalog, remember to look under Library Holdings to see if Wright State owns the book before you request it.
You can also find books in a database called WorldCat. WorldCat has all the stuff--books, journals, archives, sound recordings and more!--from most university libraries in the US and others around the world. If you're looking for a book, be sure to put a check here:
When you get your list of results, check to see if the book is in the Wright State library (the green symbol will be there); if you want to see if it's in OhioLINK or if you can request it via Interlibrary Loan, click the "Find It" link.
You will see your options here (click the Find It! button to see if it's in OhioLINK):