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WGS 103: Introduction to LGBT Studies - Spring 2014

Ways to find Scholarly Information on your topic

URSUS - Fogler Library's catalog, use it to look for books.  There are other libraries in this catalog, as well; look for O or ORO to tell if a book is here.  If you want to order a book from another library, click on the Request button on the top of the page.  You will be asked for your name and barcode (on the back of your MaineCard).

Academic Search Complete  - This database, which includes a lot of full text, indexes both scholarly and popular articles. Check Identifying Scholarly Journals vs. Popular and Trade Magazines for help in telling the difference. 

LGBT Life -  This database covers both articles and books, again including both popular and scholarly material.

Other databases that may be helpful:

Art Full Text

Communication & Mass Media Complete

Film & Television Literature Index

Literature Online

MLA International Bibliography (literary criticism)

Women's Studies International

Request (click for a demo) allows you to order books from other Maine libraries

Article Linker (click for a demo) allows you to automatically check URSUS for electronic and/or print subscriptions. 

Ways to find other information

Academic Search Complete - This database is listed again here, as many news and popular magazines are included.

Proquest Newsstand - This includes full text articles for most U.S. newspapers (and a few English language ones from other countries).

Google - This familiar site searches what's available on the visible Web, with the most popular sites at the top of the list.  Think twice before using any Wikipedia sites, as the content can be changed by anyone.

Citing Sources

It is very important to cite words and/or ideas you take straight from another work and put into your paper.  For basic information on a variety of citation styles, take a look at Citation Help.

Still Unsure...?

There are lots of ways to get help.  First, try the Help Desk - you can come in, call us at 581-1673, or use the Ask-a-Librarian chat or email service. You can also contact me on FirstClass ( or call me at 581-3613 to set up an appointment.

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