This guide works best by accessing it within Atlas. Follow these steps:
Note: If you do not access this guide thorugh Atlas, you will be prompted for a Borrower ID and PIN when you click on the links to the databases
Technical documents include charts, raw data, government statistics and the like. Much of this data can be located online through local, state, and federal government agencies.
Additionally, the library has Reference books that contain in-depth data collected by the University of Florida and published in book format.
Peer reviewed, academic articles and newspaper articles can be accessed through the Valencia library databases.
Search the library catalog for print books and electronic books on your general topic.
Books will provide a broader focus of your issues and probably will not discuss topics within the scope of Florida or Orlando.
When searching the catalog, be sure to limit to West Campus and books or eBooks before you search.
Refer to these websites to learn what is currently making the news in Central Florida.
Some of these websites can also be good sources of multimedia.
These print newspapers are available in the library in the first floor computer lab against the wall.
Remember that although many of the library databases provide MLA citations for electronic sources, it is your responsibility as a student to ensure that all of your citations are correct.
Be sure to compare any database generated citations to the library's MLA guides online (link below), the official MLA Handbook (located at the second floor Reference Desk), or your Little Seagull Handbook.