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What is Scout Search?
  • Scout searches for a wide variety of resources, both physical and electronic: books, e-books, scholarly articles, newspaper articles, video clips, and even more.
  • Records for the physical (print) books, journals, government documents, microforms, audiobooks, and DVDs on the shelves of the USMA Library
  • Also includes records for e-books and for the electronic versions of journals and government documents.
How do I search Scout to find a physical book?
  • Below are some options that can help you find books using Scout search.
  • On the left hand side of the Scout search results page
    • Choose Limit to “Catalog Only”
    • Choose Source Types “Books”
    • Choose Location “Circulating Books” if you want a book you can check out
Related Information:

Find a scholarly journal

What is a scholarly journal?
  • Scholarly journals are periodicals in which researchers publish articles on their work.

How do I find a scholarly journal?

To find a scholarly journal you have multiple options: 

  1. Search Scout
  2. Use our databases
  3. Browse our journals using BrowZine
To search SCOUT: 

Enter your keywords into the SCOUT search box. Click Articles in the drop-down menu by the magnifying glass. Then click to the magnifying glass to search:



If you see the option to Download PDF, try that first. otherwise, click available online. (You may also get the added feature to View Issue Contents of the journal in which this article appears.)

If you clicked available online, now click on Taylor & Francis Social Science and Humanities Library to get to the article.

To use a Database:

Click the Database button in the top menu.



From the alphabetical list here, you can pick from the list of all databases that the Library has access to. Use the drop down arrow to see this list by academic subject area. Use the search box if you chose to search for a specific database by title.

What is BrowZine?


BrowZine is an app that allows you to browse, read and monitor online scholarly journals available from the USMA Library. Think of it as a scholarly journal newsstand. You can look up journals by name or explore journals by subject area and across disciplines


What does it do?

  • Allows you to explore library-subscribed journals by subject area or search by journal name or by rank
  • Easily read complete scholarly journals in a format that is optimized for smartphone and tablet devices
  • Easily share links to articles with colleagues
  • Export citations to articles to your preferred citation manager

How do I get started?

Go to to start using it.

BrowZine App: Download BrowZine from your Android, iOS or Kindle Fire device, visit the Apple App StoreGoogle Play Store or Amazon App Store. Search for “BrowZine” and download the app to your device.

Google Scholar

Google Scholar contains more scholarly information than a regular Google Search. But beware! Not everything comes from a peer-reviewed scholarly journal, so, as with everything, evaluate your sources before using them.

Google Scholar Search
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