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FYS 100 (36): Narratives of Identity and Relationship: Starting Points

Encyclopedias

Articles in encyclopedias, especially scholarly subject encyclopedias, can be very helpful in establishing basic information about a person, place, event, or theory and they often have bibliographies that list additional resources worth consulting. Note that if the results of a keyword search seem too random, using the Advanced Search and limiting your search to the title search can much improve results.

Basic Library Tools

Finding Books and Videos in the Library Catalog

How do I use the library catalog?

There are several paths:

  1. Select the “Books and More” tab on the search box on the libraries main page.

         2. There is also a “Books and More” link under Quick Links.

         3. If you are already engaged in OneSearch, you can choose  Books, Audio, or Video from the Item Type dropdown  box beneath the search box.

How do I limit my search in OneSearch to a particular format like films or sound recordings?

Go to Advanced Search, and use the Material Type pull-down.

How do I refine my search in OneSearch?

After completing a search, use the options on the left-side. You can refine by a number of options, such as Full Text Online, Available in Library, Author/Creator, Subject/Topic, Resource Type, and more.

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