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American Studies
by Meg Miner - Last Updated Jul 4, 2014
This guide aims to help students taking classes in the field of American Studies at Illinois Wesleyan University.
ANTH 380: Visual Ethnography
by Chris Sweet - Last Updated Feb 4, 2013
Art Resources
by Robert Delvin - Last Updated Apr 3, 2014
Introduction to Art Resources at The Ames Library
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Basic Music Resources
by Robert Delvin - Last Updated Jul 2, 2014
Introduction to music resources in The Ames Library
Basic Research Skills
by Sue Anderson - Last Updated Jul 4, 2014
Biology
by Crystal Boyce - Last Updated Jan 29, 2014
Get to know the biology resources available to you at IWU.
Business Administration
by Susan Miller - Last Updated Jul 5, 2014
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Chemistry
by Crystal Boyce - Last Updated Jul 2, 2014
Get to know the chemistry resources available to you at IWU.
Chris Sweet
by Chris Sweet - Last Updated Feb 20, 2014
Contact information and office hours for Chris Sweet.
Computer Science
by Crystal Boyce - Last Updated Mar 31, 2014
Get to know the computer science resources available to you at IWU.
Copyright Information
by Karen Schmidt - Last Updated Sep 5, 2013
Information on copyright issues for the Illinois Wesleyan University community.
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Data and Statistics
by Susan Miller - Last Updated Jun 13, 2014
Digital Music Resources
by Robert Delvin - Last Updated Aug 28, 2013
Streaming access to music audio
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Economics
by Susan Miller - Last Updated Jul 5, 2014
Educational Studies
by Stephanie Davis-Kahl - Last Updated Jul 7, 2014
ENG 202 Writing Poetry
by Marcia Thomas - Last Updated Sep 26, 2013
ENG 258 On the Bus: The Beat Writers
by Marcia Thomas - Last Updated Jul 3, 2014
ENG 301 Ekphrastic Poetry
by Susan Miller, Marcia Thomas - Last Updated Jul 4, 2014
ENG 346 Victorian Literature
by Marcia Thomas - Last Updated Jul 3, 2014
ENG 352 Black Jazz Age
by Marcia Thomas - Last Updated Jul 3, 2014
ENG 370 Issues in Contemporary Poetry
by Marcia Thomas - Last Updated Sep 24, 2012
English
by Marcia Thomas - Last Updated Jul 4, 2014
An Introduction to English Resources at The Ames Library.
English 232: British Drama 1950 - Present
by Robert Delvin - Last Updated Sep 19, 2013
Guide to resources for studying British drama since 1950: playwrights, repertoire, dramatic issues, criticism
Environmental Studies Resources
by Chris Sweet - Last Updated Jan 30, 2013
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Facts/Reference
by Sue Anderson - Last Updated Jul 5, 2014
Encyclopedias, dictionaries, fact books, biographical info, newspapers,and citation style manuals
Film Resources
by Marcia Thomas - Last Updated Jul 8, 2014
A guide to finding film resources at The Ames Library
Find Printed Music & Recordings
by Robert Delvin - Last Updated Aug 26, 2013
Suggestions for locating printed music and recorded music using the I-Share/VU Find catalog search interface
French Language Resources
by Robert Delvin - Last Updated Aug 1, 2013
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Gateway - Farquharson
by Sue Anderson - Last Updated Jul 4, 2014
Fall 2013 Gateway Course
Gateway - Robey
by Marcia Thomas - Last Updated Jul 8, 2014
Gateway - Silk
by Marcia Thomas - Last Updated Jul 8, 2014
Gateway - Woodis
by Marcia Thomas - Last Updated Jul 8, 2014
Gateway: Artistic Nuts & Bolts
by Robert Delvin - Last Updated Nov 8, 2012
Gateway: Baseball in American History
by Meg Miner - Last Updated Jul 4, 2014
Students in Dr. Robert Schultz's Gateway Colloquium will find research tips on this site!
Gateway: Bushman
by Marcia Thomas - Last Updated Jul 8, 2014
Gateway: Fairy Tale: History, Sociology, Psychology, and Modern Evolution
by Robert Delvin - Last Updated Sep 20, 2012
Introduction to Research and Resources at The Ames Library
Gateway: Happiness
by Marcia Thomas - Last Updated Jul 3, 2014
Gateway: Life Narrative
by Meg Miner - Last Updated Jul 4, 2014
This guide was created to help Dr. Joel Haefner's Gateway students find the resources they need to succeed.
Gateway: Madness: The Portrayal of Mental Illness in Literature and the Media
by Meg Miner - Last Updated Jul 5, 2014
Research strategies for investigating the portrayal of mental illness are available here!
Gateway: Once and Future Myth
by Robert Delvin - Last Updated Nov 6, 2012
Gateway: Reel Men & Women
by Meg Miner - Last Updated Jul 4, 2014
This guide contains research tips and links for looking at American film from 1945-present.
Gateway: The Good Doctor
by Meg Miner - Last Updated Oct 15, 2013
The sources in the guide will enable students to quickly find the help needed to focus on researching for this class!
Gateway: The Irish in Us
by Meg Miner - Last Updated Jul 4, 2014
Dr. Schultz's students will find tips and sites in the research guide to help them succeed!
Gateway: Women Hold Up Half the Sky: Revolution and Women's Liberation in 20th Century China
by Meg Miner - Last Updated Jul 4, 2014
Dr. Lutze's Gateway students will find resources and advice they need to succeed in this research guide.
Gateway:(Mis)representing Reality
by Marcia Thomas - Last Updated Jul 8, 2014
Gateway:The Social History of A Candy Bar
by Sue Anderson, Chris Sweet - Last Updated Jul 3, 2014
William Munro instructor
General Databases
by Stephanie Davis-Kahl - Last Updated Jul 4, 2014
German Language Resources
by Robert Delvin - Last Updated Nov 15, 2013
Greek & Roman Studies
by Karen Schmidt - Last Updated Jul 4, 2014
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Health 350: Drug Abuse, The Individual and Society
by Meg Miner - Last Updated Feb 20, 2012
This guide is designed to help IWU Health 350: Drug Abuse students find reliable resources for their studies!
Hispanic Studies
by Lynda Duke - Last Updated Jul 5, 2014
History
by Meg Miner - Last Updated Jul 3, 2014
Students taking History courses at IWU will find suggestions for quality research sources here.
History 120: Ancient and Medieval West
by Meg Miner - Last Updated Jul 3, 2014
This guide provides links and advice to help students with their research!
History 122: Modern Global History
by Meg Miner - Last Updated Jul 7, 2014
This guide offers research tips and links to students researching events in the 20th Century!
History 212: Greek Civilization
by Meg Miner - Last Updated Jul 3, 2014
In this guide, Dr. Coles' students will find links and search tips to help succeed!
History 214: Roman Civilization
by Meg Miner - Last Updated Jul 3, 2014
In this guide, Dr. Coles' students will find links and search tips to help succeed!
History 241: The Great Depression
by Meg Miner - Last Updated Jul 4, 2014
This guide contains tips, tricks and links for students working on research papers for Dr. Bob Schultz's class!
History 270: 1968, A World in Revolution
by Meg Miner - Last Updated Jul 4, 2014
A collection of resources for studying this historic year.
History 290: Theory & Writing of History
by Meg Miner - Last Updated Jul 4, 2014
A guide for students starting on the research trail and building their cases using primary and secondary sources.
History 311: Art & Architecture for the Roman World
by Meg Miner - Last Updated Jul 5, 2014
Dr. Coles' students will find databases and research tips in this guide to help them explore the Roman World.
History 343: United States Immigration History
by Meg Miner - Last Updated Jul 4, 2014
This guide provides resources for students creating historical fiction based on actual U.S. immigrants' experiences!
History 490: America between the Wars, 1919-1939
by Meg Miner - Last Updated Jul 4, 2014
This guide is intended to help senior seminar students with research tips and sources.
History 490: The Progressive Era in American History
by Meg Miner - Last Updated Jul 4, 2014
The goal of this guide is to help Progressive Era students at IWU find the primary and secondary sources they need to succeed!
History 490: U.S-Latin American Relations
by Meg Miner - Last Updated Jul 4, 2014
This research guides provides tips and links for finding primary and secondary sources on historical topics.
History 490: War and Revolution in 20th Century Asia
by Meg Miner - Last Updated Jul 4, 2014
A collection of search tips and links for Dr. Tom Lutze's students!
Humanities 101: World of Ideas
by Karen Schmidt - Last Updated Jul 3, 2014
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Information Literacy
by Chris Sweet - Last Updated Feb 18, 2013
Components of the Information Literacy Program at Illinois Wesleyan University
Interlibrary Loan
by Tony Heaton - Last Updated Feb 12, 2014
Interlibrary Loan Dept. Polices and Procedures
International Human Rights: 222/322
by Sue Anderson, Chris Sweet - Last Updated Jul 3, 2014
An instruction guide for the course/s teaching the examination of human rights as an academic field.
International Studies
by Sue Anderson, Chris Sweet - Last Updated Jul 3, 2014
This guide aims to help students taking classes in the field of International Studies at Illinois Wesleyan University.
Intricate Enchantment
by Meg Miner - Last Updated Jul 4, 2014
This guide provides tips and sources for reverse engineering historical fiction, like Ship Fever, into searchable topics that will inform your creative writing.
IWU Historical Research
by Meg Miner - Last Updated Jul 3, 2014
Sources for historical information about Illinois Wesleyan University from 1850-present.
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Japanese Language Resources
by Robert Delvin - Last Updated Aug 1, 2013
Journalism & News
by Marcia Thomas - Last Updated Jul 3, 2014
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Karen Schmidt
by Karen Schmidt - Last Updated Mar 3, 2014
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Librarians' Info Lit Pages
by Chris Sweet - Last Updated May 19, 2014
Information literacy resources for Ames library.
Lynda Duke
by Lynda Duke - Last Updated Mar 30, 2014
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Marcia Thomas
by Marcia Thomas - Last Updated Aug 9, 2013
Mathematics
by Crystal Boyce - Last Updated Jan 29, 2014
Get to know the mathematics resources available to you at IWU.
Meg Miner
by Meg Miner - Last Updated Feb 24, 2014
This is Meg's contact page with links to her other research guides and campus responsibilities/interests.
Music 132 - Foundations & Principles of Music Education
by Robert Delvin - Last Updated Feb 14, 2014
Ames Library Resources in Music Education
Music 351: History of Opera
by Robert Delvin - Last Updated Sep 5, 2012
Introduction to resources for the historical study of opera
Music 375: Writing About Music
by Robert Delvin - Last Updated Aug 1, 2013
Resources available at or through The Ames Library to assist you in writing about music.
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Nursing & Health
by Meg Miner - Last Updated Mar 13, 2014
Majors and minors in these fields will find sources to help with their research. If more help is needed, let Meg know!
Nursing 214: Nursing & Society
by Meg Miner - Last Updated Jul 4, 2014
Students in Dr. Kooken's class will find research help under the tabs in this guide!
Nursing 217 & 218: Pathophysiology and Pharmacology
by Meg Miner - Last Updated Jul 3, 2014
The research tools here are designed to help students in Dr. Jarvis's classes find what they need to succeed!
Nursing 330 and 340: Nursing to Promote Mental Health and Recovery
by Meg Miner - Last Updated Jul 4, 2014
This guide will help students find links and tips for research success in these classes...if it doesn't live up to this standard, let Meg know!
Nursing 485: Professional Nursing
by Meg Miner - Last Updated Jul 4, 2014
Senior seminar students will find leads for sources they need to succeed under the tabs in this research guide!
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Philosophy
by Marcia Thomas - Last Updated Jul 8, 2014
An introduction to Philosophy resources at The Ames Library.
Physical Education
by Chris Sweet - Last Updated Jul 3, 2014
Research Resources for Physical Education
Physics
by Crystal Boyce - Last Updated Sep 20, 2013
Get to know the physics resources available to you at IWU.
Political Science
by Chris Sweet - Last Updated Mar 17, 2014
This guide aims to help students taking classes in the field of Political Science at Illinois Wesleyan University.
Psychology
by Stephanie Davis-Kahl - Last Updated Jul 4, 2014
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REL 106 Women in Religion
by Marcia Thomas - Last Updated Jul 8, 2014
Religion 304: Latin American Religions
by Robert Delvin - Last Updated Sep 28, 2012
Religion Resources
by Robert Delvin - Last Updated Feb 28, 2014
Introduction to Religion Resources in The Ames Library
Research Help
by Chris Sweet - Last Updated Sep 18, 2012
This guide brings together printable handouts and online tutorials that will aid you in conducting research.
Robert Delvin, Fine Arts Librarian
by Robert Delvin - Last Updated Nov 8, 2012
An Introduction
Russian Language Resources
by Robert Delvin - Last Updated Aug 1, 2013
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Scholarly Communication
by Stephanie Davis-Kahl - Last Updated Jun 24, 2014
Science Writing
by Crystal Boyce - Last Updated Oct 14, 2013
This guide provides resources on how to write scientific papers and reports.
Shakespeare
by Marcia Thomas - Last Updated Jul 8, 2014
SOC 222 Sex and Gender in Society
by Chris Sweet - Last Updated Jan 12, 2012
Sociology and Anthropology
by Chris Sweet - Last Updated Oct 16, 2013
This guide aims to help students in the fields of Sociology and Anthropology at Illinois Wesleyan University
Sue (Stroyan) Anderson
by Sue Anderson - Last Updated Sep 11, 2013
Library Faculty Guide
Susan
by Susan Miller - Last Updated May 27, 2014
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The Madonnas of Echo Park - Summer Reading Program 2014
by Crystal Boyce - Last Updated Jun 4, 2014
Illinois Wesleyan University summer reading program for the entering class during the summer of 2014.
Theatre Arts
by Robert Delvin - Last Updated Aug 5, 2013
An Introduction to Theatre Arts Resources at The Ames Library
Three Cups of Tea
by Stephanie Davis-Kahl - Last Updated Jul 7, 2011
Links to videos, audio, articles and more on Greg Mortenson's book, Three Cups of Tea
Titan Tri Training
by Chris Sweet - Last Updated Apr 7, 2010
Home base for information about the 2010 Titan Triathlon Training program including resources, workouts, calendar, etc.
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Understanding Citations
by Meg Miner - Last Updated Jan 3, 2014
Many thanks to Jeff Waller at Geisel Library, Saint Anselm College for permission to reuse his guide!
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Website Redesign Project
by Suzanne Wilson - Last Updated Feb 13, 2014
Women's & Gender Studies
by Marcia Thomas - Last Updated Jul 8, 2014
An introduction to Women's & Gender Studies resources at The Ames Library
World Music Resources
by Robert Delvin - Last Updated Feb 10, 2014
Writing & Citation Guide
by Crystal Boyce - Last Updated Jun 11, 2014
A guide to writing research papers and the main bibliographic styles, such as MLA, APA, Chicago, ASA, etc.

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