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- Log in to Atlas
- From the Libraries box, click on 'Search the Library'
- Under 'I Need to Find' click on LibGuides
- From LibGuides, do a search for Freeman
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MLA Guides online
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.
Finding Books and Ebooks
To find books and ebooks use the library catalog. Limit to books or ebooks. For print books also limit to West.
Finding Scholarly Journal Articles
Peer reviewed, academic articles can be accessed through the library's databases.
Finding Popular / Current Events Articles
"Popular" sources can include any material that is not peer reviewed or produced by an academic entity. Newspapers and magazines fall into this category. However newspapers and magazines can still make excellent sources for a research paper and are available through the library.
Identifying Additional Databases to Use
Explore the library's database collection and see other databases that may be useful for your topic.
After logging in via Atlas, click on Search the Library and then go to Databases by Subject.
You will see a list of subject categories that you can expand. Within each category is a list of databases with content in that subject area.
- Use the blue "i" icon to find out more about each database's content.
- Your topic may fit under more than one category. For example if you fear an outbreak of flu, that is a health topic as well as a social sciences and a current events topic.
- Most good research involves using more than one source. Don't be discouraged if the first database you try does not yield enough results.