Libraries & Spaces
Helpful Research Tools
As you’re preparing for final exams and research papers, the Library is here to help! The best place to start your research is OneSearch, the Library’s comprehensive search tool. It searches the collections of Georgetown and the Washington Research Library Consortium, including books, journal and newspaper articles, encyclopedias, images and media, primary sources and many of our databases. And once you’ve searched all of these materials, you can filter the results in many different ways to find what you need. Think of OneSearch as Google for the Library’s resources—except you know all the results are quality, academic sources! Learn more about OneSearch and how to use it on our website.
Another great place to find resources is the Library’s course and subject guides. These guides list pertinent, quality databases for topics from Accounting to Women’s and Gender Studies, and everything in between. We even have guides on multimedia projects, techniques and resources.
If you need more in-depth assistance, or just feel more comfortable talking to someone, our subject librarians are always available for research consultations. They can show you how best to use the Library’s website and search tools, where to find resources on your particular topic and help you narrow your research focus. And if you have a quick question or need immediate help, you can chat with or email our staff anytime.