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Library Resources

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Liaison Librarian:

Mark Wardecker: wardeckm@dickinson.edu


Getting Started with Encyclopedias:

  • These resources are a good source of background information, and their bibliographies can lead you to more scholarly research resources:
  • More electronic resources can be found on the Library Home Page under “Databases”.  Click on the “Databases by Format” tab and select “Encyclopedias”.
  • To find more resources like these in print, use our Library's Catalog, and from the "Location" drop down menu, select "Reference Stacks". There are quite a few science fiction encyclopedias.


Finding Books about Your Subject:

  • Again, the Catalog would be a good place to start.  To help you find where these books are shelved, here are some maps of the library.
  • If you need more, try the WorldCat database to find books in other libraries.
  • You may want to search by "Subject" and maybe even select that you want only books.
  • If you find a good resource we do not own, we can get it through Interlibrary Loan ("Borrow from Other Libraries" on the Library Home Page ).
    • PALCI (faster)
    • ILLIAD (just click on the title and then click "Request through ILL").


Finding Scholarly Articles:

  • To find articles, use the Databases page.
  • From the subject list, select a topic, such as "Literature", "Philosophy", or "Science".  Then, select a database from the list.
  • Here are a few examples:
  • If you find an article in one of these databases and there is no full text available, click the "Get It" button.
  • If we do not subscribe to the journal, click the ILLIAD button to borrow the article from another library.


Finding Media:


Citing Your Sources:

  • The library has many resources for you to consult when citing,  in addition to your Hacker manual:
  • The library also provides access to RefWorks, which can help you organize your citations as you research and automatically format your bibliographies.









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