Expand your research beyond the scope of the work of fiction you are reading.
To do a cross-search of multiple library databases, start with Summon below. Type in your search terms and you will get a long list of books, eBooks, academic articles, newspaper articles, and much more.
Can't find what you need? Interlibrary Loan Article Request Form
Google Scholar can be a useful source for research and is appealing for the familiar Google search box, but keep in mind it has some limitations:
Google Scholar features: