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Research Guides

Find Sources



Use the menu on this guide to help you find different types of sources in the library and online.

Need help? Choose one of our friendly librarians to chat with! You can find a list with their specialties here:

There are three major ways to find sources at Wellesley - 1) SuperSearch, 2) the catalog, and 3) through subject-specific databases.

Check out some search tips for each below!


SuperSearch is a great place to start for journal articles, books and almost everything else the library has, in one easy to use interface.

For searching with more focus and precision, try one of the databases recommended on this guide.

Using Subjects in SuperSearch

Use the subjects in SuperSearch to get ideas for more search terms, narrow, or broaden your search.

On the SuperSearch results page, browse the subjects below each result or in the Subject filter on the left to learn more about the topic. You can also filter for a subject of your choice.

Library Catalog

The catalog has some great ways to help you find similar materials, or to narrow or broaden your search.