You have a variety of options when it comes to searching for scholarly sources, and the best to use will depend on the situation. On this page I discuss using subject-specific databases to find articles and the catalog to find books and e-books. Another option is OneSearch, which allows you to search for these sources simultaneously. This is covered on a separate tab. Since you are honors students who will be doing substantial research projects, I encourage you to become familiar with the subject-specific options. These are initally a bit more labor-intensive but will result in your finding higher quality sources without having to wade through tons of information.
These are a few of our 200+ databases that I have chosen based on the topic for your annotated bibliography in your class. These may not be the subject-specific databases for your particular field of study, but the skills you will gain in using these databases in this class will transfer to others. You will learn the particular databases for your discipline as you progress through your studies at USA.
To find books, some of our ebooks, and government documents in USA Libraries' collections, use SOUTHcat: USA Libraries' Catalog. You will not find journal articles in SOUTHcat.
Unfortunately, e-books can be complicated. We now have over 300,000 e-books, some of which are included in OneSearch, some in databases, and some in SOUTHcat. However, some can be accessed only via the individual e-book collection. Access rules for e-books also vary by publisher. The complete list of e-book collections is given on the page linked below. A few e-book collections that may be useful for your topics in this class are also listed.