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FYCM 102R Exploring WSU in your Photos and Words

First Year Seminar Course FYCM 102R

Research at WSU Libraries

The First-Year Seminar Tutorials library guide includes the following pages:

  • Know Your Library Learn how to locate services and collections in Ablah Library, the satellite libraries, and online.
  • Define Your Topic Defining your topic and developing a strong research question are the first steps to efficient searching.
  • Know Your Sources Learn what types of sources are most relevant for your topic; also see the Types of Sources guide.
  • Search Strategically Locate articles and books efficiently in SmartSearch, other article databases, and the library's Online Catalog; also see the How to Find Articles and How to Find Books guides.
  • Advanced Search Techniques Search tools in library databases allow for subject heading searches to target articles relevant to your topic, and also make it easy to locate peer-reviewed, scholarly articles and other specific types of sources.
  • Evaluate Your Sources Learn how to evaluate the quality of information sources.
  • Avoid Plagiarism Plagiarism is one type of academic dishonesty.
  • Cite Your Sources APA and MLA style citation tutorials have small activities to help you learn how to cite correctly in these styles; see the Citing Sources guide for additional styles.
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