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First Year Seminars: FYS 141-3 Crazy Enough?

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Finding Background Information

REFERENCE SOURCES are great for finding background information on your topic. Use these sources to find important factual information about events, political/social/historical context, biographical information, and more.

Don't forget to check out the bibliographies at the end of each entry!  It's a great way to find additional books/articles on your topic.

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.

Reading Scholarly Article Strategies

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It is common to read a scientific article "out of order" (and to struggle with some of the terminology). You are not alone if you find this challenging - but you can get better at it with practice!

Read responses from several scientists on "How to (seriously) read a scientific paper."

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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. 

For more information on citation, see our citation guide.