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FYPS 102E/WSUN 102E: Me and My Place in the World

This research guide serves as a collection of resources for fulfilling the course requirements of First-Year Seminars FYPS 102E and Honors WSUN 102E: Me and My Place in the World

Additional Resources for Me and My Place in the World

The following databases feature tools and content for searching world news and relevant topics and can be filtered by location, source, date, media type, and more...

Look for links to "Hot Topics," "Special Reports," etc. for finding news on the topics of interest to you, then use filters to sort by date, regional source, narrower subjects, as needed.

Note that multiple databases should be searched for various local, national, and international sources and media. 

[In addition, off-campus users may need to verify WSU ID and password and then click the link again to enter databases]

See also WSU Libraries' Research Guide for Newspapers ( which sorts our news access resources locally, historically, regionally, by countries, issues, and more!

The following are great WSU Libraries' electronic databases to begin searching for scholarly articles and research of topics of cultural difference from many different disciplines, specific angles and points-of-view:

You can also see the full list of available databases - [In addition, WSU Libraries' discovery tool "SmartSearch"  -!/advanced - searches many of these plus the Online Catalog) here - and search by keyword or filter by subject, media type, or discipline:

For additional assistance using WSU Libraries' SmartSearch - utilize the brief tutorial on the left-hand column of this page (if you are using a PC), or click here: Finding Articles Using SmartSearch (

Search in these databases for multi-disciplinary approaches to global issues:

Search the following databases for specific global issues that may be of interest to you:

Search the WSU Libraries' Online Catalog for more books and resources related to your topics and interests.

You may filter by books/ebooks, date, subject headings and title as well.  If you find a book that interests you - pay attention to the subject headings assigned to those books and then use those as keywords for searching the catalog:  for example - "gender identity united states," or "native american women culture," "african american biography," "working class united states biography" or "asian american experience united states," etc. [note: biography will include autobiographies.  You may also want to include "juvenile fiction" or other keywords depending on the literature you are interested in reading.]

You can also click on the "Call Number" listed for books and virtually browse the books on the shelves near the one you've found for other titles (if you are unable to browse the library shelves in-person!

For help using the catalog see the tutorial in the left-hand column (if using PC) called "Finding Resources in WSU Libraries' Online Catalog."

[Note: Hover over the title links for descriptions of the issues/subjects represented in the books listed]

Some recommended related books include:

Search the following WSU Libraries' Electronic Databases for video and audio documentaries, news reports, and more related to the issues of interest to you:

[Remember to use the filtering options provided in each database to specify types of resources, media types, dates, etcetera, in order to find the resources you need]

[In addition, off-campus users may need to verify WSU ID and password and then click the link again when accessing streaming media]

Find More Resources!

Discover more great resources in  WSU Libraries by:

Using SmartSearch and filtering by material type, subject, and more:


And by searching WSU Libraries Online Catalog:

Can't Find a Book or the Full Text of an Article?


Log in with your myWSU ID and password to request a copy of an article or book. Articles are emailed to you and requets can usually be filled within a couple of days. Books take 3-5 days on average and are sent to Ablah Library for you to pick up. It's free!

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