INT 101 Glance

by Kristen A. Bailey — last modified 2017-08-23T16:28:41-04:00
A subject guide for Professor Glance's Integrative Curriculum course on 'Understanding Self and Others.'

Welcome! We want to use this guide to help you work your way through the research process, using Mercer's resources. The contact information for Kristen and Adam can be found to the right, or you can find other ways to contact Research Services librarians by looking at our Ask a Librarian page.

Web Resources

  • The Purdue Online Writing Lab is an outstanding tool to help you format and cite papers in MLA, APA, and Chicago style. It also includes instructional resources on the writing process, academic writing, conducting research.
  • The Internet Archive, which includes the Wayback Machine, is on online library of free-to-access books, software, music, and other resources. Much of the library is made up of scans of out of copyright texts. 
  • TED Talks started as a conference hosted by the nonprofit TED (Technology, Entertainment, Design). The scope of the speeches is now broader, but the speeches are no less interesting. These TED talks are available through the website for free, complete with subtitles (sometimes in many other languages) and transcripts.

Journals

Looking for articles? Try the databases linked on the Integrative Curriculum subject page--they are much easier to use to find articles! If you're interested in browsing recent publications in a field, you may want to look through our print journal collection or our electronic journal collection. For print journals, search the library catalog by journal title.  Electronic journals are located through the Full Text Electronic Journal List.

Books

Search the library catalog to find books available in the University Libraries as well as electronic books. Please check to make certain items you want are available at your location; if the item you need is at another location, view this guide on how to request it. See what new books have been added by viewing New Acquisitions. If you don't see a title in the online catalog, you may request books via Interlibrary Loan, or suggest new or additional titles that the library should purchase.

Reference Sources

On Compiling an Annotated Bibliography - Harner offers useful information on planning research, organizing an annotated bibliography, compiling entries, and editing. While the booklet focuses on the preparation of a comprehensive bibliography on a single literary author, the procedures and techniques are easily adapted to selective or subject bibliographies and to other periods and disciplines.

The Elements of Style - The only style manual ever to appear on bestseller lists has explained to millions of readers the basic principles of plain English. The book's mantra -- make every word tell -- is still on point. Whether seventeen or seventy, this much-loved classic, now in its fourth edition, will forever be the go-to guide when in need of a hint on how to make a turn of phrase clearer, or a reminder on how to enliven prose with the active voice.

The ACS Style Guide (on permanent reserve at the circulation desk) - The essential desk reference for authors, editors, and publishers of scientific research, the ACS Style Guide is a complete stylistic handbook. Lively and practical, this reference will help any chemist communicate effectively.

Writing Papers in the Biological Sciences - This comprehensive guide for students writing in biology, zoology, and botany provides detailed instruction on researching, drafting, revising, and documenting papers, reviews, and other forms of writing.

Other reference sources are available at the Swilley Library and the Regional Academic Centers. Please visit these locations to review these materials, as they do not circulate, and must be used in the building.