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FYS What's Wrong with US?!?: Start Here

Library research tips for Professor Hopkins' FYS.

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Credo is an academic alternative to Wikipedia. It's a good starting place to find information from different disciplines about Identity.

Where to find articles

Database searches yield the best results for articles. They allow you to search just for articles, and even to limit your results to scholarly sources. You can learn more about databases on the Research Hub

The databases listed here are particularly useful for this course.

Popular, scholarly, and trade publications

How do you tell which is which? See this table for some guidelines.

Searching all library resources

Go to the library at www.southwestern.edu/library-and-it/ to search the catalog [WorldCat@SU] and databases. Bookmark the site for future use. Also find the library in the Academic Life section of the SU app.

Create a list of words or concepts related to your topic and use them to search the catalog. Search results will include books, media, articles and more. To find just books, use the Search Tools to limit Format to Books. The Description in a book's record includes contents and subject headings. Click on a Subjects link to find other books on the topic. You can also Browse the Shelf for related titles. 

Books at SLC: click on the cover to find it in WorldCat@SU

Avoid plagiarism: document your sources

Always cite your sources! Providing a citation credits sources you use, helps other readers locate a source, and is an important element of academic honesty. 

For this course, choose a citation style and then consistently use that format for your citations.

           

Clicking the SU Bike icon will take you to the Research Hub.