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FYI/FYH - Goss-Peirce


 Hello and welcome! This research guide is intended to help students in Kaitlyn Goss-Peirce's FYI classes become more familiar with library resources and tools. Here you will also find information about finding research articles, books, and other helpful resources.

Using the navigation menu on the left, this guide can help you:

  • Get to know the library spaces and resources you have access to as a student at Augustana
  • Start the research process
  • Determine whether a resource is useful and trustworthy for your research
  • Identify databases to help you find books, articles, reference materials, and more
  • Cite your sources

If you feel like you need some additional help while researching for your FYI classes, you can reach out to Kaitlyn via email ( or by setting up a research consultation appointment. Research consultation appointments are typically 30 minutes long and take place in either her office or virtually. For more information on how to contact Kaitlyn or another librarian, see the "Chat with a Librarian" page linked on the navigation menu.

Getting Started

How-To Tutorials

We offer several online tutorials and how-to guides for help with using library spaces and research tools. The following three tutorials are especially helpful in getting started with the research process. If you are taking a tutorial for one of your classes, please do not forget to download your completion certificate at the end of the tutorial -- you will need to do so in order to send it to your professor!


Other Research Guides

It will likely be helpful for you to visit our research guide dedicated to the 2023 Augie Reads book, Just Mercy. This research guide offers a tailored starting point for finding research and background resources about Just Mercy and Bryan Stevenson.


Additionally, depending on your research topic or question, other research guides created by the Augustana librarians may be helpful for finding subject-specific research tools and advice. To access the full list of research guides grouped by subject, you can either navigate to the library homepage and click the "Research Guides" button (yellow circle with a magnifying glass image) or you can follow this link here.

Key Resources

This box links to several general search tools that are key starting points for the research process.