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Research Resources: Class Guides

ENG 174: Words, Words, Words

How to Discover BOOKS in the Library Catalog and Beyond

Choose the Books & More tab on the library home page. Click on "More Search Options" to access all catalog search functions.

If you need or would like to discover more books after searching the F&M Library Catalog, search WorldCat, a global library network.

Use E-Z Borrow, a regional expedited book-sharing network, to borrow books not available at F&M. [E-Z Borrow requires your F&M ID barcode number.]

Where to Search for Journal and Periodical ARTICLES

(The links below also are available from the Library home page under Research Resources: A to Z List.)

For peer-reviewed sources in English/Literary Studies:
MLA/Modern Language Association Bibliography

Humanities Full Text


Project Muse

For peer-reviewed sources in all other areas of study:
Visit the library's Research Resources: Subject Guides page. Select a field of study, then look for the related indexes and/or databases.

For contextual information/articles contemporary with the Vonnegut story:
(For a quick review of major news headlines of the day, consult the appropriate volume of American Decades located in the Reference Room at call number: REF E 169.12 .A419
New York Times (ProQuest Historical Newspapers)

Reader's Guide Retrospective: 1890-1982

How to Obtain Journal and Periodical Articles

If immediate access to an article does not appear to be available, do not despair! To learn if we have a subscription to the journal or periodical you need, search F&M's electronic and print journal titles here: Journal Finder.

To obtain articles from publications to which F&M does not subscribe, fill out an Interlibrary Loan request form, using the information found in the article's citation.

***Please take a moment to complete the:
First Year Seminar Library Research Workshop Survey.***

If you have any questions, would like further assistance, etc, contact:

Lisa Stillwell, Information Literacy Librarian: or 717.291.3844

Created: 09/2011; updated: 03/2012, ls


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