|Format||Loan Period||Maximum No. of Items||Number of Renewals||Fines per Item|
|Popular Reading books||21 days||0||$1.00/day|
|Storage journals||21 days||0||$0.25/day|
|Newman bound journals||7 days||5||0||$5.00/day|
|Reserve material||variable depending on instructor||2||4, except during exams. Must be renewed in person at the Circ/Reserve desk.||$1.00/hour for hourly reserves, $1.00/day for daily reserves|
|Videos, DVDs, optical discs||5 days||3||0||$1.00/day|
|Compact discs, audiocassettes||30 days||10||4||$0.25/day|
50 total number of items allowed on an account at any given time.
Academic research is is a multi-step process that doesn't always go in a straight line; you may find yourself returning to previous stages as you refine your topic. Steps include
We recommend you become familiar with the types of sources required for your research project:
General interest databases cover a wide range of topics from many kinds of sources. They are a great starting point for many research assignments since you are likely to get at least a few search results on your topic. Major general interest databases are listed below; many more are available on the general interest databases listings.
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