An excellent source for background information and getting started on a topic, CQ Researcher encompasses original, comprehensive reporting and analysis on issues in the news. It offers in-depth, unbiased coverage of political and social issues.
Covers a wide range of topics including: health, international affairs, education, the environment, technology, the U.S. economy, crime, and civil liberties.
Oxford Reference includes dictionaries, including authoritative dictionaries for many languages, encyclopedias, and companions, featuring more in-depth but still brief entries, e.g. Oxford Companion to Classical Civilization.
ASA - The Library Catalog
Borrowing Books or Obtaining Articles from other libraries
Use the following tools when Lehigh's libraries don't own the books you need.
A consortium of academic libraries in Pennsylvania and nearby states allows you to conduct a search by title, subject or author and then directly submit a borrowing request. Noteworthy for its very fast delivery time. Limited to books.
If a book you need is not available from PALCI, the ILLIAD service can borrow from libraries anywhere in the country. First time users will need to fill out a form to register for the free service. Illiad is also the service you will use to obtain copies of articles from journals and periodicals.