Research Tools

SOPHIA Library Catalog
Use SOPHIA to search for books, journals, or audiovisual materials in the McCain Library collection.

Databases by Subject
Not sure what databases to search for articles on your topic? This list highlights the best databases to start with in various subject areas.

Databases A-Z
Alphabetical list of all databases to which McCain Library has access.

Find a Journal, Magazine or Newspaper by Title
Search or browse for electronic (full-text online) journals, magazines, and newspapers.  Also identifies print and microfilm holdings in McCain Library.

GALILEO Discover Search
For a Google-like experience use GALILEO Discover to search for journal articles on particular topics. GALILEO also has more than 100 databases, including periodical indexes (some with full-text), encyclopedias, directories and government publications.

Interlibrary Loan
If you cannot find it in McCain, order books, articles and more from other libraries!  The service is free.  Delivery time varies.

Learn how to find all the passwords you need to complete your research.

Suggest a Purchase
Think McCain Library should own a particular book, CD, or DVD? Let us know.

Visit Atlanta Libraries
Need an item quickly that is not available in McCain Library?  Learn how to find what you need at local libraries so you can check out the book you want today!

Additional Research Resources

Archives and Special Collections
Learn about archival resources related to the history of Agnes Scott College.

LibX Toolbar
LibX is an extension that provides direct access to McCain Library resources from your browser. Download it to your personal computer to search the Library catalog, journals, Google Scholar, and WorldCat.

My Account | Renew Items
Monitor your Interlibrary Loan requests, create lists of books you want to read, and renew books you already checked out.

Research Guides (LibGuides)
Guides on a wide variety of topics, with suggested resources for finding books, articles, web sites, blogs, podcasts, and more. Also includes course-specific guides.

Tutorials on YouTube
Visit the McCain Library YouTube channel to watch videos that will improve your research skills.