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First Year Seminars: FYS 198-2 Homelessness

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Class Exercise on September 30

Focus - Find Background Information

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Develop - Find Books

Use MUSCAT Plus to find books we have at Musselman Library. You can use WorldCat to search for and request books from other libraries, but be sure to leave yourself enough time for the book to be delivered. 

Develop - Find Scholarly Journal Articles

Use these databases to find scholarly journal articles, or even articles from magazines and newspapers, on your topic. To get full text of the articles you find, click on the PDF or HTML links within the database. 

If the full text isn't available in the database, click the  button.

Interdisciplinary Databases
Discipline-Focused Databases
Public Policy

Develop - Finding Government Information

The U.S. Government is one of the leading producers of statistical information in the world. To find what you need, think about which part of the government would collect the information. Would it be Housing and Urban Development, or someone else? To search government information available online, go to USA.Gov, the U.S. government's official web portal. 

Remember that state and local governments also have departments or agencies created to deal with homelessness.

Apply - Citing Your Sources

You may also want to consult the Purdue OWL's MLA Formatting and Style Guide