Skip to Main Content

First Year Seminars: FYS 190-3 Oh, the (Digital) Humanities

The Research Process

Finding Background Information


MUSCAT Plus is the search tool you see on the library's homepage. While you can use it to search loads of online database content, the best thing you use it for now is finding books and book chapters that discuss your obsolete technology.

You should experiment with some searches on your own in order to see what's out there, but you can also use some of the following subject term searches to explore a portion of our collections:


Online Encyclopedias

We subscribe to a large number of scholarly encyclopedias through a resource called Gale Reference eBooks. Try searching for entries on your obsolete technology and see all the different disciplinary lenses you can use as part of your research.

Finding Articles

These databases will be good resources for finding scientific journal articles.  Be sure to also check relevant subject guides for additional database suggestions.

Citation Help

Citation and proper attribution of sources rest at the core of academic research. Musselman Library provides a Citation Guide to the major citation styles with links to helpful resources online. 

An online guide to MLA citation style is also available via Purdue University's OWL website.

Use The MLA Style Center's Interactive Practice Template to help build your works-cited citation.