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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

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 (Dr. Jesse Klein)

Assignment 1 Due

  • Social Science Citations: APA & ASA
  • Subject Specific Literature​
    • Gender 
    • Economics
    • Law
    • Psychology
    • Sociology

10.4 – Seeing Both Sides 

View Fake News: Part 2

10.16 – Diving into STEM research (guest speaker: Denise Wetzel) 

  • Web of Science

  • PubMed

10.18 – Keyword Brainstorm


10.23 – Work day


10.25 – Social Sciences Topics and Resources Part II. (guest speaker: Mohamed Berray)

  • ​​Human Rights
  • Demography
  • Government Resources

10.30  (Scholars Commons 0005A) Work Day


11.1  (107A Learning Commons 1st floor) Data Literacy & Finding Social Science Data Sources (guest speaker: Dr. Jesse Klein)


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 - 206
Skype Contact: kirsten.kinsley


Question for the day

What is the most difficult part about doing research?

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