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First Year Seminar/X Subject Guide

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Lee Twombly is the First Year Seminar (FYS) and FYS Experiential (FYS/X) Subject Librarian; she will be glad to answer your questions about research, instruction or the library's collections. You can contact Lee by phone, e-mail, or in person at the Tarver Library.

College of Liberal Arts, First Year Seminar Program

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Guides and Tutorials

Course-Specific Resources

First Year Seminar Databases

Academic Search Complete — Provides abstracts and indexing for over 3,800, as well as full text for over 3,200 scholarly journals and general magazines.

Research Library — Provides abstracts and indexing for over 2,600, as well as full text for over 1,700 scholarly journals and general magazines. Research Library is an expansion of, and replacement for, the database titled Periodical Abstracts Research II.

JSTOR — An online archive containing back issues of scholarly journals in many disciplines.

Dissertations and Theses Full Text — Covers dissertations accepted at accredited U.S. institutions since 1861. It selectively covers Master's theses and Canadian, British, and other international dissertations. Most dissertations since 1997, along with some earlier dissertations, are available in full text.

Biography Reference Bank — Biography Reference Bank contains biographical information on approximately half a million people, from antiquity to the present, along with thousands of images.

Literature Online Reference Edition — A collection of literary reference and criticism resources, including biographies, author bibliographies, Annual Bibliography of English Language and Literature (ABELL), essays from New Essays on the American Novel, and full-text articles from 100+ literature journals.

CQ Researcher — Coverage of political and social issues, with reports on topics in health, international affairs, education, the envionment, tecnolgy, and the U.S. economy.

LexisNexis Academic — Many types of publications, virtually all in full text: newspapers (in English, other languages, and translations of international papers), legal news, general interest magazines, medical journals, trade publications, company financial information, transcripts, wire service reports, government publications (such as the federal case law, U.S. Code, Code of Federal Regulations, Congressional Testimony, etc.), law reviews, and reference works (such as the Forbes Annual Directory, the Official Guide/American Marketplace and the US Global Trade Outlook).

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Guides and Tutorials


How to Use JSTOR

How to Use LexisNexis Academic

How to Access Electronic Journals in the Tarver Library

Scholarly Journal or Popular Magazine?

How to Critique Scholarly Sources

Q & A about Ebrary Electronic Books

Evaluating Web Sites

How to Use RefWorks 2.0

Style Manuals

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Course-Specific Resources

FYS 102 Lambert

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