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First Year Students Library Introduction: 2020-21: The Basics

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These databases provide more general reference sources for getting started with research. Try a preliminary search to get an idea of your subject before digging in to more individualized sources.

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Search Oxford Reference Online

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How to Use Academic Search Premier

How to Use Academic Search Premier

This interactive tutorial walks you through finding both academic journal articles and popular journal articles using the database Academic Search Premier.

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Browse our Research Guides by Academic Subject

Our academic research guides are great places to start if you are embarking on a project in a particular subject, providing links to relevant databases, news sites, organizations, and encyclopedias, as well as giving you the contact information for the librarian who works with that department in the library.