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First Year Seminar

As you explore topics, develop a keyword list for each topic of interest. Brainstorm for synonyms, names of events and people for your topics.  You may identify words or subjects in the records of the items you locate in library resources. Add to the list as you delve into encyclopedia articles, journal articles and other resources. Combine keywords together to focus your searches.

Below is a search box that will search everything available through the Transy library catalog. A Quick Search will bring you back any results with the keyword you chose. Books will bring back results that are both physical books and ebooks. An Articles search will show journal articles that Transylvania provides access to, and Videos will bring back just multimedia results.

Gale Virtual Reference Library is a collection of reference materials and ebooks that relate to a wide variety of topics. This can be a good starting place for research to help develop a keyword base as well as foundational knowledge.