This page describes our information ecosystems and approaches to answering research questions.
Google and other search engines allow you to search the surface web returning search results for millions of websites. Most research and scholarly content is not searchable by general search engines. Library catalogs and specialized research databases allow you to search the deep web which includes millions of pages from scholarly publications.
Doing research requires consulting multiple sources and trying different search strategies in each source. This short video discusses the research process.
For more in-depth information about how to use the library, visit our How Do I research guide, call 360-867-6250 or visit us in person (see our Hours to receive in-person assistance). We love to help!
Welcome to the Evergreen Library search!
This search looks at our local Evergreen collection, the Summit libraries collections, as well as some article databases and other electronic resources.
Using the drop-down list, what is included in each group?
Evergreen + Summit
Locate books, audio-visual materials, and more owned by both Evergreen and 39 other academic libraries in the Pacific Northwest (Summit)
Locate items Evergreen owns and can access in our collection - books, eBooks, audio-visual materials, maps, magazines and journals, microforms, rare books, theses and more.
Articles, Books, and More:
Searches some Evergreen article databases, our Evergreen collections (books, etc), AND Summit.
Many thanks to the Duke University Libraries for making their guide available via Creative Commons License.
You can find their original guide Writing 101: Evaluating Sources: http://guides.library.duke.edu/writing101/evaluatingsources.