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See if FIT library has a specific magazine, newspaper, or journal--either in print or online.

Check "Finding magazine, journal, and newspaper articles" or use the Databases list to search for articles on a specific topic.


...and there's still time to "Start Here"!
If you're new to FIT and want to see what we have to offer--welcome! . Or maybe you're a returning student-- did any of your professors suggest that you use sources you're unfamiliar with? What's a database, anyway??

Try this guide for your general research questions, and contact us in person, by phone, e-mail or text for more help with any of your class assignments or other research needs.

Let us know if you've found this guide useful, and what else you'd like to see us include.              

nsb 3.9.2015

About This Guide

This is a guide to some of the materials available, in print or online, from the FIT Library.
There are also tip sheets on how to
choose a "good" web site and how to format a bibliography/works cited list.

Why? Why not? can help you decide which type of material may work best for a specific research need. 

Reference Librarians are here to help you through any point of the research process, so ask us!                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 nsb 8/2015


Naomi at FIT Library
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How do YOU research?

Where do you start your research for FIT class assignments?
You can see the results of the poll, but vote first! We'd love to have any comments or suggestions, too.

How do YOU research?
Wikipedia. Only and forever :): 2 votes (4.88%)
Google or Bing, using whatever comes up that looks good: 11 votes (26.83%)
Google, to find specific sites (like an organization or person I know about) or to find a type of information (like government sources): 19 votes (46.34%)
Web links my professor suggested or posted in Blackboard: 1 votes (2.44%)
Library databases, usually something I've used before: 2 votes (4.88%)
Library databases, I look for what's listed under my topic: 5 votes (12.2%)
Something else: 1 votes (2.44%)
Nowhere, I make up all my research ;): 0 votes (0%)
Total Votes: 41
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