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FYS: Run for Your Life: Start Here

An introduction to library services for students in Dr. McLean's FYS: Run for Your Life!

Overview: Running for Your Life

This seminar is a discussion of the problems facing our society due to the pandemic of physical inactivity.

Students will consider whether these problems are due to natural factors, environmental factors, or a combination thereof. 

Using a variety of different subjects, you will be able to research the following:
  • Public Health

  • Running 

  • Human Evolution           

Try this source to get background information, Credo Reference.   Think of it as an academic substitute for Wikipedia.  

Find books/media from Worldcat (Catalog).

You can search WorldCat Local to find more books that are available at the Smith Library and books you can access from around the world.

Return to FYS InfoHub Guide


Clicking Cullen the Parrot will return you to the Research Hub.

Try these sources to read articles.

Sometimes, you'll see links to relevant articles but hit a "pay wall" asking you to buy those articles. Don't do this! The Library can get you access to these articles for free, either through our database subscriptions or through Get It! (interlibrary loan). It's best to go directly to the library's databases when you know you want to find something scholarly. Or ask a librarian for help. 

Search by subject (public health)

Try quality websites to support your argument.

While the library provides many reliable resources for finding information on topics discussed in this course, there are several websites your professors and librarians have determined are reliable and informative.

The following sites aim to educate you with articles and/or research that inform fairly.