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FYRS - Winter 2021: Packard

Research 101

You will not find all the information you need in one place nor will you find it using a single search term. Collect keywords as you search. Use keywords in various combinations to focus your search and refine your results list. Gather information from a wide variety of sources (encyclopedias, journal articles, book chapters, reviews, etc.). Synthesize the information you find to support your thesis. Remember to give credit when using the words or ideas of others.

Possible Catalog Searches

Here are some sample subject searches on your class theme in the library catalog:

Featured Books

The following is a list of book titles on piracy and seafaring life. A larger collection of Transy print titles can be viewed as a WorldCat List.

Transy Library Catalog

Credo Reference: Basic Search Box with descriptive text

Credo Logo

Credo is an easy-to-use tool for starting research. Use this box to search hundreds of full-text reference titles, as well as 500,000+ images and audio files and over 1,000 videos.

Find Articles--Library Databases to Use

Remember to limit to scholarly articles. Depending on your topic, you may wish to use other limits such as date or publication type.Alphabetic List--all library databases

Do we have that journal? Check the A-Z list of all journals to find out!

Find Scholarly Articles--JSTOR


Subject Guide

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Helen Bischoff (she/her)
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