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FYSM -143 American Conscience (Hager): Start your research here

Fall 2021

Doing Academic Research

The Research Process

Academic research is a dynamic process in which the researcher discovers, analyzes, and evaluates information from primary and secondary sources. Throughout this process, the researcher is also reading, writing and developing and refining arguments and analysis. The researcher engages with a diversity of information from a wide range of sources. 

At the Trinity Library you have access to a diversity of sources to help you in your own research process. There are books, journal articles, images and much more.

You also have search tools and people to assist you in finding this information. 

Steps to take if you have questions or need assistance 

Finding books in the Trinity Library and beyond

You'll need the call number to locate a print book on the shelf. Use this map to find call numbers in the Library, or ask a librarian for assistance! EBooks may be accessed by clicking on the link from the OneSearch record. 

Best Bets--Article Databases

Search these databases for scholarly secondary source articles, book chapters, and electronic books.

For a full listing of our databases and linked resources see our A-Z Databases page.

News Sources

News sources can provide helpful current and historical information about your cultural artifact and it's place within society. 

Here are some recommended news sources:

When is the Library open?

Check here to see what hours the Library is open today.

Your Research Librarian

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Jeff Liszka
Library Level A
Room A37

Bibliography Help!

Get help with citing your sources and building your bibliography: