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Research Resources: Class Guides

FND117: What is Friendship?

Friendship: The condition of being friends: chumminess, closeness, companionship, comradeship, familiarity, fellowship, intimacy. [In Roget's II The New Thesaurus. Boston, MA: Houghton Mifflin. Retrieved January 21, 2009, from]


Use this link to learn how to evaluate sources and distinguish among "scholarly," "general interest," "popular," and "sensationalist" materials.

Evaluating Materials


Oxford Art Online

Routledge Encyclopedia of Philosophy

The Concise Corsini Encyclopedia of Psychology and Behavioral Science

Blackwell Encyclopedia of Sociology


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NOTE: There are no journal articles in the catalog!

E-Z Borrow
A free book-exchange service among academic libraries in Pennsylvania. If F&M's copy of a book you want is unavailable, try E-Z Borrow to get the book quickly!

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The Duke Street Library is the Central Resource Library and District Center Library for Lancaster County. It serves all citizens of Lancaster County. This central location also serves as the headquarters of the Lancaster Public Library.

Location: 125 North Duke Street Lancaster, PA 17602

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Hours of Operation: Monday--Thursday, 9AM-9PM, Friday & Saturday, 9AM-5:30PM

Access the Lancaster County Online Catalog to see if your book is available.


The Writing Center's guide to acknowledging sources and avoiding plagiarism, now including a section on Chicago documentation style in addition to the sections on the MLA and APA styles. Click here to access.

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