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FYS 199-19 Borders Boundaries, Barriers (Swift) Fall 2023

General Guide for all W&J library has to offer for FYS Classes

Welcome

This guide will help you explore the many Library resources available to you at Washington and Jefferson College. Use the tabs above to navigate through this guide for tips on improving your research.

Don’t forget: If we don’t have a resource you need contact your Liaison Librarian , Beth Miller to locate the resource or you can access it through Interlibrary Loan

What does research look like in college?

 

an infographic of the research process. The graphic is a curve around a light bulb representing the cyclical nature of the process.

 

As with all research in other disciplines the humanities - the core value being that CONTEXT IS KEY.

Some research steps which are used to think critically about an artwork are illustrated above.

Starting your Research – Ask Yourself

  1. What is my topic?
  2. Which sources are best for your topic?
  3. How will I manage and cite my sources?

 

Top Online Resources at a Glance

See Databases A-Z to search for databases. Most databases are paid for by the library, but some are freely available to all. 

Specific Databases, Museum websites and Art Encyclopedia's to try, starting with the top four for beginning your study: