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FTS 100: The Jane Austen Phenomenon
Welcome to the Library! The Library provides many services to you: study space, computer labs, personalized research assistance and, of course, access to countless books, articles, and other information sources. You'll get to know the Library very well over the course of your four years at Gustavus. There's a lot to learn about library research - we'll build a solid foundation in FTS, focusing on research skills that you'll use for your college career and beyond!
Asking for Help
Above all else, never be afraid to ask for help in the Library. We're here to help you find the best sources for your papers and projects, help you navigate any snags you encounter, and answer any questions you have about research & library resources. Stop by the Reference Desk (located near the e-classroom on the main floor) to talk with a librarian - that's why we're here! Use this course page to identify particular resources of use to your research in this class. You are always welcome to contact me (Julie) directly with any questions - my contact information is at the bottom of this page. Good luck and have fun!
Julie Gilbert email@example.com
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Finding Reference Books
Reference books are tremendous resources because they provide background information, overviews of topics and ideas for search terms. Many reference books are quite detailed; browsing them will save you time as you'll have a grasp of the topic when you start looking for other books and articles. Reference books are located on the main floor of the library to the right of the Reference Desk (as you face it). Be sure to ask at the Reference Desk for tips on finding and using these great resources.
- Try these reference books for information about your subject. Be sure to browse the shelves nearby to find works on the same topic.
- A Jane Austen Encyclopedia
Ref PR 4036 .A28 1998
- British Writers
Ref PR 85 .B688
- Cambridge World History of Human Disease
Ref R131 .C233 1993
- Companion Encyclopedia of the History of Medicine
Ref R133 .C66 1993 (2 vols.)
- Encyclopedia of Romanticism: Culture in Britain, 1780s - 1830s
Ref DA529 .E53 1992
- Fashion: Critical and Primary Sources
Ref GT580 .F374 2009 (4 vols.)
- Illustrated Encyclopaedia of Costume and Fashion: from 1066 to the present
Ref GT585 .C38 1994
- International Encyclopedia of Dance
Ref GV 1585 .I586 1998 (6 vols.)
- The Women's Companion to International Film
Ref PN 1993.45 .W6 1994
Our library uses the Library of Congress classification system to organize our books. You'll need a book's call number to locate it on the shelves; search the MnPALS catalog to find call numbers for books. There are various signs around the library to direct you to the right place, including on the sides of shelves and the directory across from the Circulation Desk. Ask at the Reference Desk or Circulation Desk for assistance.
- MnPALS Plus
The online catalog to the library at Gustavus Adolphus College. Choose "All Libraries" in the search options to search other MnPALS libraries (such as Minnesota State schools) and request books through Interlibrary Loan. View our MnPALS Plus tutorial.
Includes over 40 million bibliographic records representing cataloged resources in 400 languages owned by libraries around the world. Materials date back to the 11th century. Owning libraries can be identified for books, journals, archival resources and electronic resources. Access to WorldCat is provided by the Electronic Library for Minnesota (ELM); the database can also be searched through its free web interface, at worldcat.org.
If you have an article citation and can't find the full text in a database, use the Journal Locator to see if Gustavus owns a print copy of the article OR if it is available through another database. Be sure to search the Journal Locator with the title of the journal, not the article title.
- Academic Search Premier
The world's largest academic multi-disciplinary database, Academic Search Premier indexes nearly 8,050 publications and provides full text for nearly 4,600, including more than 3,500 peer-reviewed journals. Coverage also includes many newspapers and popular magazines and spans virtually every area of academic study since 1975. Updated daily. Access is provided by the Electronic Library for Minnesota (ELM). View our Academic Search Premier tutorial.
- MLA International Bibliography
The major research resource for information on English literature, foreign languages and linguistics. Includes references to scholarly articles, books, book chapters, book reviews, and dissertations; coverage dates back to the 1920's.
Useful Library Resources
- ProQuest Newsstand
Indexing and selected full text access to over 350 newspapers from around the world. Archival coverage begins in 1985 for some titles. Access is provided by the Electronic Library for Minnesota (ELM).
Need an article that Gustavus doesn't own? Wondering how to cite your sources? Need a refresher on evaluating websites? Check out these resources!
- Interlibrary Loan
For information on requesting books and articles from other libraries, visit our Interlibrary Loan page.
- Citing Your Sources
Start here to find information on citing your sources in MLA, APA, and Chicago Style.
- Reference Desk
Hours for fall semester at the Reference Desk are: Monday - Thursday 10:00 - 5:00 & 6:00 - 10:00, Friday 10:00 - 5:00, and Sunday 12:00 - 8:00
- Folke Bernadotte Memorial Library Subject Guide for English
Resources in the library and online for research related to English literature. Includes a listing of subscribed print journals, book browsing tips, key print reference works, and recommended online databases and websites.
I'm happy to meet with you at any time to discuss your research. I may be able to suggest additional sources or advanced search techniques, and troubleshoot problems you encounter. Email me at email@example.com or call x7552.
Page Coordinator: Julie Gilbert firstname.lastname@example.org
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