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FSEMs: Fall 2023 & Spring 2024

Guide with useful information for students enrolled in a First Year Seminar course


Welcome, new students! This page provides guidance on different research topics that will help you succeed in your FSEMs and beyond. The library is here to support you in all your research endeavors. When you have a research assignment or question about the library, get in touch with a librarian and we can provide additional help.

Ask a Librarian

  • Call or text 386-747-9028 or email with any questions.

Request a Research Consultation

  • Set up a one-on-one appointment with a librarian for personalized research assistance.

Virtual Library Tour

  • Get to know the library space from the comfort of your device.

Getting Research Help

What can a librarian help you do?

  • Navigate electronic resources and library database to find sources for your assignments
  • Construct effective search strategies
  • Figure out what sources are credible or appropriate for your assignment
  • Distinguish between primary, secondary, scholarly, popular, and trade sources
  • Identify peer-reviewed, scholarly, or academic articles
  • Determine how to cite sources properly
  • Learn more about library services, spaces, research tools, and collections
  • Ask us anything, we'll help you either find the answer or figure out who can!

In Person

  •   At the library's front desk, ask to talk to a librarian


  •   Email

By phone 

  •   Call or text 386.747.9028

Important Links

Information Literacy Tutorials

Use the following interactive tutorials to learn more about library research.

Have a question? Ask a librarian! Email Call or text 386-747-9028.