MinerQuest is an easy and efficient way to begin a search across multiple databases and the library catalog. Results will include all types of sources, e.g., books, e-books, government documents, streaming video and more.
You can find MinerQuest on the Library's homepage.
When beginning your literature search, you might start with a simple keyword like "Black Panther Party".
Then click search. Notice that this basic search brings back over 42,000 results.
To make our search more focused, we can use the Advanced Search feature - click on the button on the right-hand side. You can add another concept related to your topic in the second line. Make sure to include other terms that are similar, as shown in the example below, separated by the word OR. It will need to be in all caps so the database knows this means you're looking for similar terms.
Use filters to focus and narrow your search results. Available Online and Publication Date (the last five years or so) are recommended. You can also limit by source type, such as scholarly articles or books. Once you have selected all your filters, you can click on Apply Filters.
You can view the search in MinerQuest here.
For more e-books, complete a search using MinerQuest.