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Research Tools

The Katharine Brush Library has a variety of resources and guides to help students with research and class projects.


Ask a Librarian

Need help with your research or on a class project? Email a librarian with questions or set up an appointment. You can also walk in and ask for help at the first-floor library desk.

Schedule Meeting with a Librarian



Provides research assistance, subject guides, and useful resources compiled by the Brush librarians, including examples of sources and materials helpful for research. The guides are arranged in a manner to do successful research, beginning with reference material and ending with primary sources.

Access LibGuides


Video Tutorials

Visit the Brush Library YouTube Channel for a collection of tutorials on how to do successful research, navigate the databases, and use PeliCAT.

Visit the Brush Library YouTube Channel



An A-Z list of all the library subscription databases for secondary and primary sources. The database descriptions outline the subjects, content, and types of sources. You can search all of the secondary source databases in Ebsco Discovery Service.



Research Process

Resources providing a guide on how to navigate the research process steps and how to approach a research project, including citation and writing guides.  

Research Process



Learn how to use the bibliographic software with a variety of tutorials. NoodleTools generates, edits, and publishes an MLA/Turabian/APA bibliography, footnotes, and creates digital notecards.



Interlibrary Loan

To access books or articles not found in the library collection the Loomis community can request items via interlibrary loan from other libraries. Patrons can search other library holdings through WorldCat.

Please fill out the corresponding form for your request:

Book Request
Article Request.