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The First-Year Academic Seminar is a foundational course for entering students. Topics will vary, each seminar introduces students to a variety of perspectives on a particular issue, context, or problem through university-level reading, writing, and discu

Welcome to the First Year Seminar LibGuide

First Year Seminar (FYS) aims to develop skills in reading, writing, and academic discussion to ensure future success in college-level courses. Whether you are enrolled in an FYS class or just looking for information for a research project, you’ve come to the right place. Most of the resources in this LibGuide are for first-year students and are developed to support you academically throughout your first year of college and beyond.

Many of your professors are going to ask you to come to the library to locate resources for a research paper, a speech, or some assignment that requires research; most of what you will need to complete these projects can be found here. This LibGuide contains print and electronic resources that can help you with everything from writing, to time management, to just being organized.  It will help you find resources of information and images you need to complete assignments and will introduce you to tools and resources that will help you be an academic researcher and successful student.

Click on the tabs above to navigate through the guide. The Connelly Library is here to help you whether on-campus or online.