Research Tools

Whether you're writing a paper or just want to satisfy your curiosity, you've come to the right place. The library's research tools will help you learn about any topic.

The MightyFind

For more focused research, use article databases, journals, and library guides. For general questions and overviews, try our online reference shelf.

You can also view the complete A-Z list of databases or browse by subject.

Get current issues of scholarly journals with BrowZine.
Search for articles across multiple journals using our databases.



Advanced Options | Search Tips

The MightyFind is a discovery service that searches the library's databases, repositories, catalog and other online resources in one fell swoop. It's a good place to begin your journey.

But although the MightyFind is a powerful gizmo, it does not find everything. For deeper research, be sure to utilize the other tools available on this page.
Article Databases

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  • Films on Demand

    Online films for the Humanities & Social Sciences (if you have already registered with Films on Demand, please use this link)

  • FirstSearch

    10+ databases, some full-text

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  • JSTOR

    Full-image, full-text archive of humanities & social science journals and e-books

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    Articles & reference sources for junior high & middle school students

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Course Guides
In partnership with your professors, we’ve developed guides to assist with courses that demand in-depth research. You’ll find curated lists of resources related to your course topic, as well as tips to help you investigate more effectively.



Browse guides by subject.
Digital Repositories
Digital Commons collects scholarly work by members of the Hope College community, as well as digitized versions of college publications like the Milestone and the Anchor.

Digital Commons

ContentDM presents photographs and artwork documenting the history of Hope College and Holland. The collection covers a range of topics, including historic buildings, landmarks and postcards.

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Online Reference Shelf
Wikipedia isn't as reliable as you think. To find authoritative answers, try our e-reference sources.


Journal Finder
To browse current issues of scholarly journals via an easy-to-use interface, try BrowZine
If you already have a citation or DOI and want full text, use Citation Linker
Search by journal title or ISSN

Browse by journal title

Browse by subject