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First Year Students

First Year Students: We hope you find this page useful. Any suggestions for making it better - email the library website admin

Research help from a librarian

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" They (the librarians) are awesome!"

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Getting Started on a Research Paper

See this guide, written by students in the GS 113 class in the fall of 2013:


Here are some answers to questions first year students often ask:

What is a journal?

What is an academic journal?

What is a scholarly journal?

What is a peer reviewed journal?

Why should I care about any of these questions?

Library basics

  1. Breathe!
  2. Those people at the main desk are there to help you.
  3. Hours the library is open ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------->
  4. You can checkout books for 28 days
  5. You can checkout DVDs for 7 days
  6. You can checkout music CDs for 14 days
  7. This place is probably bigger than your public library and certainly bigger than a high school library. - see number 2!
  8. Computers- you probably know the basics; how to log-on, do a Google search, get on Facebook or Twitter
    1. You probably have not had to find "scholarly articles", now you do -see number 2!
  9. If your professor told you something in class about a book or film at the library for the class - ask about Course Reserves, or ....see number2!
  10. Breathe!
    We hope you get the idea that while the library might seem a bit confusing at first, the librarians, the staff and our student assistants are here to help you get a great education at LC!


Most popular sources for articles

For These Subjects: Students Most Often Use:
Art OneSearch
Athletic Training SPORTDiscus
Biology OneSearch
Biomedical Sciences LC OneSearch
Business Administration Business Source Complete
Chemistry ACS Web Editions
Communication Studies Communication & Mass Media Complete
Criminology Criminal Justice Periodicals
Economics EconLit
Education Education Research Complete
English - Literature Gale Literature Resource Center
Environmental Science Environment Complete
Environmental Studies Environment Complete
Exercise Physiology CINAHL with Full Text
Health & Physical Education Education Research Complete
Health Promotion Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition:
History JSTOR
Human Resources Management Business Source Complete
International Relations OneSearch
Management Business Source Complete
Marketing Business Source Complete
Mathematics OneSearch
Music Grove Music Online(in Oxford Music Online)
Nursing CINAHL with Full Text
Philosophy Ebsco Religion & Philosophy Collection
Political Science OneSearch
Psychology psycARTICLES
Religious Studies Ebsco Religion & Philosophy Collection
Sociology Sage Journals Online: Premier Collection
Sport Management SPORTDiscus
Theatre OneSearch





Films and Music

Films@The Library

A guide to different ways of discovering the films and Television Series avaialble to be checked out.