Print and Non-Internet Resources

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Some professors do not allow articles from the Internet, but do allow the use of scholarly articles from Brennan Library databases or electronic versions of print resources.

Please always ask your professors about their specific guidelines for sources.

This chart should clarify the various formats of our academic sources at Brennan Library.

Print (Original) Format

Corresponding Electronic Format (Brennan Library Website)


Print Books in our Library (books on the shelves)

Electronic versions of print books (and essays / chapters from books)

TRY SEARCHING: EBSCOhost eBook collection

Search our PRINT books using the online catalog

Print Books not available in our Library

Request print books through Inter-Library Loan

Fill out this Request Form OR

Ask a librarian for assistance

Print Reference Works (encyclopedias, almanacs, bibliographies, etc.)

Electronic versions of Reference Works (NOT Wikipedia)

TRY SEARCHING: Gale Virtual Reference Library

Search as database OR in Laser Search

Print Magazines & Journals in our Library (browsing area of library)


Includes popular magazines, fashion magazines, popular newspapers

Print Fashion Books & Journals

Electronic versions of fashion books & journals

TRY SEARCHING: Berg Fashion Library

Excellent for Fashion majors

Historic Print Journals (dated back to 1800s)

Electronic versions of journal articles


 Search as database OR in Laser Search

Print Academic Journals

Electronic versions of academic journals

TRY SEARCHING: any EBSCO article database

Remember to LIMIT to scholarly journals by checking the box "Scholarly (Peer Reviewed) Journals"

OR search in Laser Search

Print Newspapers

Electronic / digitized version of newspapers

TRY SEARCHING: New York Times, Wall Street Journal, or Newspaper Source Plus


Business Reports

HOOVERS Database

Business Insights Essentials

Search individually for company information


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