Research Tools

Research Help
Set up an appointment to meet with a librarian or stop by the Reference Desk for immediate help.

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

Databases A-Z
Alphabetical list of all databases to which McCain Library has access. You can also sort the list by subject.

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.

Off-Campus Access
Learn how access resources from off-campus. 

Suggest a Purchase
Think McCain Library should own a particular resource? 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.

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.