Tripod allows you to specify which types of materials you would like to see in your search results.
Books + Media - The default search; returns results from the library catalog (but not from article databases).
Books + Media + Articles - Returns results from the library catalog as well as select major article databases and publishers (e.g. JSTOR, Web of Science)
Articles - Returns results only from select article databases (visit the Trico Research Guides for access to all article databases).
Tripod's various search modes allow you to perform different kinds of targeted searches.
Browse / Starts With - Returns an alphabetical list of entries that lead to results of related catalog records; recommended for title searching
Journal Search - Searches for journal volumes by title or ISSN (e.g. Nature, Journal of Social Policy)
Advanced Search - Allows for greater specificity with additional criteria not available with a simple search