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ENGL 101/111 Research Guide: Welcome!


This guide has been created to complement your library instruction session for English 101/111.  The information that is covered in class will be provided here, along with additional information that may assist you with your English 101/111 assignments.

Need Help In the Library?

Research Questions: Reference Desk | 2nd Floor | 301-687-4424 |

Checking out materials/Billing: Circulation Desk | 3rd Floor (Main Floor) | 301-687-4395

DVDs, Videos, Microforms: Media Desk | 2nd Floor | 301-687-4426

The Library also has subject librarians who have specialized knowledge in certain disciplines. Contact them to set up a consultation or send an e-mail to Ask A Librarian.

What Can this Guide Do for Me?

This guide covers topics that are discussed during your English 101/111 library instruction session. 

Some of the topics covered in this guide are:

  • the research process
  • using OneSearch to find books, e-books, and articles
  • how items are organized in the library
  • evaluating web resources
  • how to cite properly/avoid plagiarism

This last tab of this guide contains handouts in case you want to print out some of the information covered during class.

We encourage you to continue reviewing this guide even after you leave English 101/111, as it contains information you will need during your entire career at FSU.

Meet the Reference Librarians

Come visit us at the reference desk on the 2nd floor so that we can help you with your research!

Front: Sean Henry. Back (L-R): MaryJo Price, Lisa Hartman, Theresa Mastrodonato, and Pam Williams.

Ort Library at a Glance

5th Floor
• Book Stacks P — Z
• Oversized Books
• Group Study Tables
• Group and Individual Study Rooms

4th Floor
• Book Stacks A — N
• Special Collections
• J. Glenn Beall Archives Room
• Pearl F. Ort Conference Room
• Student Storage Lockers

3rd Floor
• Circulation/Reserves
• Library Instruction Classroom
• Interlibrary Loan Office
• Technical Services Department
• Photocopier/Printers/Vending Machines
• Lost and Found
• New Book and DVD Arrivals
• PCs and Macs

2nd Floor
• Reference Services
• Library Director’s Office/Administrative Assistant
• Media, Maps, Government Documents
• Children’s Literature Collection
• Periodicals, Journals, Newspapers
• Printers, Scanners
• Group Study Rooms
• PCs and Macs

E-mail Reference Help

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