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FYS Roadside America: Start Here

Resources for Dr Bob Bednar's First Year Seminar course 2021

Start exploring here

Credo is an academic alternative to Wikipedia. Check out this article on Automobile Culture from the World History Encyclopedia, or this entry on Roadside Attractions from the Encyclopedia of New Jersey of all things.

Credo also has specialty dictionaries, almanacs, and handbooks. 

Where to Find Scholarly Sources

The databases featured in this box are particularly useful for this class. You can learn more about databases on the Research Hub

Citing your work

Books at Smith Library Center

Searching for Information

Think about keywords related to roadside America to start your search in the library's WorldCat catalog. 

When you find a good book, open the Description section of the record to find more books on the topic using the Subject Headings. Clicking on a Subject will take you to a list of all the other books in the catalog that have been classified under that subject. 

Try some of these subject headings related to roadside attractions and car culture in WorldCat: