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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 firstname.lastname@example.org
- 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:
- 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.
The Videos tab opens an interface to search for physical videos and DVDs in the library and videos that are part of our subscriptions.