The University of Illinois Library Catalog is a database of all the Library's materials, including books, journals, newspapers, e-books, videos, microfilms, and much more! You can use the Library Catalog to:
If any item is not available in the University of Illinois Library Catalog, you can search within the I-Share catalog, which includes most academic libraries in the state of Illinois.
There is an entire guide on setting up your library account, searching at both basic and advanced levels, requesting materials, renewing materials and much more found here
If you find something cited that you really want, but we don't have, go to Interlibrary Loan and use the Illiad system to request your materials. Two important things to remember - we cannot have the item available on campus and it takes time to get these items so request early.
Scholarly sources are available in both print and electronic forms. Traditionally, scholarly sources were books, journal articles, and newspaper articles. Today websites, blogs, podcasts, or videos can be suitable, depending on the subject of study.