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IFS 2146 Interdisciplinary Social Sciences Freshman Seminar

This LibGuide accompanies Professor David Rasmussen's Spring 2018 IFS 2146 Interdisciplinary Social Sciences Freshman Seminar, providing dates and topics for library instruction and various resources to assist throughout the course.

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Fall 2018 Schedule

Classes will be held in Strozier (Scholars Commons Instruction Room 0005A) on:

9.11 – Welcome to FSU Libraries

  • Introduction To Library Services
  • Research Guides
  • Using the Library (video tutorials)
  • OneSearch/Catalog
  • Databases (location)
  • ILL & UBorrow


9.13  Intro to Physical Library Spaces

9.25  Website Navigation

9.27 – Informed Consumption of Sources 

View Fake News: Part 1

  • Internet Source Evaluation and Critical Thinking 



  • Peer Reviewed Vs. Popular Journals
News and Opinion General Interest Scholarly Journals 
Time Atlantic  Criminology 
The Nation Harper's  Social Issues and Policy Review 
National Review  Mother Jones Journal of Marriage and Family 
Newsweek  New Yorker Public Opinion Quarterly
U.S. News  Utne Reader  American Behavioral Scientist 
  • Multidisciplinary Resources ​
    • Academic Search Complete
    • JSTOR
    • ProQuest Databases​
  • Truncation & other tricks

10.2 – Introduction to Subject Specific Literature & Social Science Citations 

Assignment 1 Due

  • Social Science Citations: APA
  • Web of Science

10.4 –

10.16 – Work Day

10.18 – Keyword Brainstorm


10.30 – Diving into Business and STEM Research (guest speaker: Mike Siriwardena) ; Business Resources (guest speakers: Trip Wyckoff)

  • PubMed
  • Hoovers
  • IBIS World

10.30  Work Day

  • Nexis Uni

11.1   Data Literacy & Finding Social Science Data Sources (guest speaker: Dr. Nick Ruhs)


TBA – Citing and Bibliographies

  • Citing Sources
  • In text
  • Quotes
  • Figures & Tables
  • Purdue OWL

TBA – Polishing a Paper

Note: Whatever we do not cover during one session will be covered the next class.

Assessment Librarian

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Kirsten Kinsley
116 Honors Way
Strozier Library
(850) 645-9347
Skype Contact: kirsten.kinsley


Question for the day

What is the most difficult part about doing research?

Answer here:

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