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First Year Research Guide: Home
A guide to resources to help with ENGL 1301/2 and UCCP 1101/2 classes.
Sort of a "library version of Wikipedia", or an online encyclopedia - useful for finding brief articles that can help jumpstart your research. Run your topic through Credo Reference and see where it leads you!
Full text. Some from 1887.
Unlimited simultaneous users.
Content updated daily.
These and all the of the TexShare Databases are funded by a grant from the US Institute of Museum and Library Services. The TexShare Databases are a program of the Texas State Library and Archives Commission, made possible by state and federal funds, as well as through member participation fees.
From the Library's Homepage, you can type your keywords into the QuickSearch box to search through all of the library's databases, journals, and books to find what you're looking for. You can also just search your keywords in the box below to get started.
Didn't make it to the library session? Lost the one you were given during the session? Love the idea so you want to use it for another class? Here you'll find a blank version of the mind map. Feel free to click on and print out.
Searching Google is a great way to find multimedia sources! You can find podcasts, Ted Talks, videos, and infographics.
If you want to search for a particular kind of file you can add "filetype:" and then the file type. For example, "nurse infographic filetype:pdf"
You can also tell Google what kinds of sites you're interested in by adding "site:" and the kind of site you're looking for. For example, "nursing podcast site:.edu"
You can also search through a particular website for a topic by including a whole URL in your search terms. For example, "nursing burnout site:ted.com," will search through Ted.com for content about nursing and burnout.
Kanopy is a video streaming solution for colleges offering a "Netflix-like" user experience and a broad selection of over 26,000 documentaries, feature films, and educational videos from thousands of producers. Also available via iOS app, Android app, or Roku channel.