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Frederick E. Berry Library and Learning Commons

Library Research Basics

Professor Gubbins Fall 2023

Purpose of this Guide

Greetings, FYS Students!

My name is Nancy Dennis. I'm the Research & Instruction Librarian for the Interdisciplinary Studies Department. Please reach out to me for individualized assistance with your research assignment:

  • email:
  • text: 978-587-1312

What's on this guide?

  • This guide outlines essential information sources for library research.
  • It demonstrates how to set up a search strategy.
  • It shows you where to find - in Berry Library and on the web - articles and books.
  • It provides advice on how to overcome information search problems such as finding full-text, improving search results, and choosing among different types of information sources.

A Gothic Library

  • Title: Gothic Library

    Architect: Frederick Clarke Withers (American (born England), Shepton Mallet, Somersetshire 1828–1901 Yonkers, New York)

    Date: 1859

    Geography: Made in Balmville, New York, United States

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  • Open Access