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FYS100 -- Aviation in Politics, Culture and Society Spring 2017: Starting Points

Where to begin

First steps to research a topic:

  • Read the assignment carefully
  • Develop an overview
  • Learn the vocabulary and key words
  • List important people, organizations, or events
  • Determine major studies, books, and articles

General Information Resources:

  • Credo Reference. Search for electronic reference resources
  • Encyclopaedia Britannica Online.  A good online encyclopedia
  • LION One Search  (on Library main page) Locate books and other library materials
  • Reference Librarians.  We are here to help you do your research.  Don't be frustrated.  There is a chat box on the Library main page, a librarian at the feference desk most hours the library is open, and email help  via
  • Professor deSyon.  If you have questions about an assignment, don't be afraid to contact your professor

LION One Search

LION One Search is the main interface to search library resources.

The LION One Search tab searches all resource types by keyword.  It's also possible to search by Title or Author.

The Books/Ebooks link opens the CataLION interface to search for books. Search options include:

  • Keyword 
  • Title
  • Author
  • Subject
  • ISBN
  • Series
  • Call Number

The Articles tab lets users search across multiple databases.  Searching a specific database may lessen less useful items.  The Publications link selects journals from a particular subject area for search.

  • Keyword
  • Title
  • Author

The Videos tab opens an interface to search for physical videos and DVDs in the library and videos that are part of our subscriptions.

  • Keyword
  • Title
  • Author

A - Z Databases

A - Z list of Library databases

You can use 'permalinks' to bookmard articles in a database.