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Non-Traditional Students: Home

A guide to databases and other resources available from the Unversity Libraries to help non-traditional students improve their research skills.

Off-Campus Access

Use your NetID and password to access library resources when off-campus.

Where To Start?

The purpose of this guide is to help students find appropriate materials for doing college level research. Please note that this guide is a work in progress. Check back often for updates and new information and provide feedback below to let us know how we can better assist you.

Use the tabs above to navigate the site.

  • Find Articles - Find scholarly, academic, peer-reviewed, popular, and news articles on your research topic.
  • Find Books - Find print and eBooks related to your topic.
  • Find Journals - Find online and print journals in Economics.
  • Reference - Find online and print reference materials like dictionaries and encyclopedias.
  • Where Can I Find...? Where to look for the type of information you need.
  • What Do I Do When...? Ways to resolve various search problems.
  • Research Tutorials - Interactive and video tutorials to help you with your research. Find out the meaning of "peer-reviewed" or scholarly material and/or how to improve your Internet searches.
  • Citation - Find out about tools and sites that offer help with handling citation. Find out more about SafeAssign, EndNote, Zotero and free workshops on citation and plagiarism.

If you are new to campus, check out our First Year Students guide for information on where to find computer labs, printers, fax machines, and more. 

Google Scholar

A Google tool that limits your search to scholarly, academic or peer-reviewed articles.

For maximum benefit when off-campus:

  • Click on Settings in the upper right corner
  • Click on Library links on the menu on the left
  • Type "Stony Brook" in the Library Links section search box
  • Hit Find Library
  • Check the box next to Stony Brook University - SUNY - Fulltext @ Stony Brook

Note: Google Scholar does NOT search all our databases. 

Non-Traditional Students Orientation

If you missed the Non-Traditional Students Orientation, click the link below for the library presentation from the event.

Really Want to Cite Wikipedia?

Try Britannica Online! It's also an online encyclopedia but it's not a wiki so there is less risk of incorrect information.

Once you find your topic, check the bottom of the page for citation information.