Before you begin your research, it's a good idea to get a broad overview of your topic. Many of your professors don't want you to cite Wikipedia or other online encyclopedias, but these resources can get you oriented and point you towards more in-depth resources.
Use Quick Search to find books, articles, media, and more from the library. To borrow books owned by Tulane University's library, you can ask for a TULU card at the Monroe Library desk. You can request an interlibrary loan for materials that the library does not own. Additional options are available to distance students.