This guide is your starting point for using an academic research library for college-level papers. These are the things you need to know in order to succeed at Hillsdale. If all else fails, Ask A Librarian for assistance. It's our job to help you.
Search our Online Catalog
Search other libraries using MelCat
If you can't find what you are looking for on MelCat, please submit one of the following forms and we will attempt to find your items at another library.
Find books in the Library
Find Books Using the Library of Congress Classification System
Still Can't find it? Want us to Buy it? Want to find your own copy?
Recommend an Item for Purchase
If not in print, check Books and Book Collecting to find a used copy.
Find Journal Articles
Already know the Journal Title? Search our catalog to see if we have access to a print or electronic version.
Already know the Name of your Database? Use our Database List.
If you don't know what you are looking for, search our Database List by subject.
Not sure where to start, try Encore.
Find Newspaper Articles
Try our Newspaper Subject Guide.
Find Book Reviews
Try our Book Review Subject Guide.
Documentation and Citation Styles
Easybib.com (MLA, APA, Chicago)
MLA Formatting and Style Guide
Duke University Guidelines for Citing Sources and Avoiding Plagiarism
University of Wisconsin Guide to Citing References in Your Paper
Chicago Manual of Style (Hillsdale College authorized users only)
Need More Help?
Check out Michigan State University's Research Basic Modules (online tutorial videos)