Research Tools

  • Ask Jenks

  • Credo Reference - Start your research by reading background information on a topic such as "global warming" or "DNA" from one of Credo's topic pages. Following a topic page, you will see reference articles and links to books in the NOBLE catalog, as well as journal articles in databases. If your search does not bring up a topic page, you will see relevant reference articles and links to journal articles in databases. Credo is a good tool for narrowing your topic and finding relevant sources.


  • Find books and other materials

  • Electronic Resources–Search databases containing journal articles, streaming music, factual information, statistics, and more
  • Periodical List–Search a list of online and print journal titles available at Gordon College 
  • Course Reserves: Students–Professors occasionally place articles, books, DVDs, CDs and other material on reserve for class use. These materials are available at the Circulation Desk.

  • Research Guides–A starting point for research in a subject area

  • Citation and Style Guides

    • Chicago Manual of Style Online (University of Chicago Press)–Online version of the 16th edition of The Chicago Manual of Style, a guide that covers grammar, usage, and citation rules. 

  • Government Information–Search for information published by the U. S. Government Printing Office.

  • Internet Resources–A list of recommended Web directories, free e-book sites and digital respositories

  • Other Libraries–Links to nearby libraries 

  • BPL Electronic Resources–Boston Public Library databases and e-journals are available for you to use here at Gordon College, both on and off-campus. Anyone who lives, works, or is a student in Massachusetts can access BPL resources. You must first take a few minutes to sign up for a BPL eCard

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