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Using This Guide
Welcome to the FYS A Place of One's Own research guide. Use the tabs at the top of the page to access a variety of resources relevant to the course.
This assignment invites you to compose a thesis-driven essay that is inspired by one of the following works we read: Sanburn, “Why the Death of Malls is about More than Shopping”; Kurutz, “The Next Little Thing”; Curtis, “Man Cave Masculinity.”
You will be expected to locate, read, and quote from TWO sources (in addition to the article from our FYS Canvas site).
• a scholarly journal
• a national newspaper (in print or on the Internet)
• a significant magazine (in print or on the Internet)
Spartan Search: Books & More
Browse Call Numbers
Venture into the stacks on the lower level and browse the shelves. Check the tables of contents and indexes to see if a book has information on your topic.
- 900s Geography / Travel / Biography / History
- Peace Studies Collection
- Brethren Collection
- MC/MU Collection
- Access Services
- Reference Collection
- New Books
- Best Sellers
- 100s Philosophy / Psychology
- 200s Religion
- 300s Sociology / Political Science / Education
- 400s Languages / Linguistics
- 500s Science / Math
- 600s Technology / Medicine / Business
- 700s Art / Music / Theatre / Sports
- 800s Literature
- Teaching Resources
- Juvenile Collection
Searching EBSCO Databases:
After clicking on Academic Search Complete, all recommended EBSCO databases* (so marked) can be searched simultaneously by clicking "Choose Databases," checking the box next to the database name and clicking OK.
Academic Search Complete*
This multi-disciplinary, full-text database provides full-text journal coverage for nearly all academic areas of study as well as nearly 4,000 full-text scholarly publications.
Includes original, comprehensive, and unbiased reporting and analysis on issues in the news from 1991-present.
Google Scholar is a specialized Google search allowing users to narrow results to scholarly literature including articles, theses, books, abstracts and court opinions. Some resources are directly accessible on the internet, while others are available through library databases and interlibrary loan.
Full text of hundreds of scholarly journals in all disciplines dating back to the 1700s.
Newspaper Source Plus*
Provides selected full text for 25 national (U.S.) and international newspapers.
Nexis Uni features more than 15,000 news, business and legal sources from LexisNexis, including U.S. Supreme Court decisions dating back to 1790.
Full text access to a comprehensive selection of prestigious humanities and social sciences journals.
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