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FYI 101: First Year Inquiry (Lorenz) - Special Collections Guide

This guide is for students enrolled in FYI 101 First Year Inquiry with Dr. Lorenz and is intended to help you complete the assignment connected to your visit to Special Collections.

Welcome to Special Collections!

This research guide is for students enrolled in FYI 101 with Dr. Lorenz, and is intended to help you complete the assignment connected to your visit to Special Collections.  In this guide, you will find information about the items you encountered during the class "lab" session and information that will enable you to use the Augustana Observer & Rockety-I database.  Please use the menu on the left-hand side to access the relevant information. 

Early science laboratory in Old Main.

Interested in More Content?

If after completing your assignment you are inspired to continue your research into a particular activity, club, or sport at Augustana, or you simply want to explore more about the history of our school and our local area, there are two additional research guides available to help you get started:

Special Collections: Researching Augustana College History 
Some of the sources included in this guide are available outside of Special Collections and some are available online.

Special Collection: Researching Local History 
Some of sources included in this guide are available online.

Hours and Contact

You are welcome to return to Special Collections on your own to continue your research if you would like to look more closely at any of our materials or if you need additional research assistance. 

Hours            Monday-Thursday, 1:00-5:00 p.m., or by appointment.



Phone            (309) 794-7643

Citation           For information on proper citation, please visit this citation guide.