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IGS 1301 - Introduction to International and Global Studies

Sources for journal articles, newspapers, and data on topics in international and global studies.


Welcome IGS 1301 students

The 1st class session, on Thursday, August 26, 2021, will focus on the following topics.


  1. Encyclopedias - Discuss how to locate background information on your topic.
  2. Discover - Learn how to identify relevant and timely journal articles, magazines and newspapers, books and eBooks; and practice.
  3. Nexis Uni - discuss the current newspaper articles found in this database and practice.
  4. Test Remote Access for off-campus access to library subscription databases
  5. IGS 1301 page - discuss other things you can find here

You will complete hands-on searches for resources, reporting your results using Padlet

After our session on September 23, 2021, you will understand and be able to use the Zotero Citation Software package. 


Install and register Zotero before the Zotero workshop on Thursday, September 23, 2021. The 1-page document linked here will walk you through the steps to install Zotero, the browser plugin, register for a username and password, and sync your program with this information. You need to complete these steps before the workshop.

In-Class Padlet Activity

Test Remote Access

We will test your remote access to ensure that you are able to login to access databases, eBooks, and other library subscription materials. 

Username: your Rattler ID number without the S000. Start with the first non-zero digit. EX: 55555

Password: your last name

If necessary, email us if you have problems with your remote access.

Send your name, ID number, and a message telling us what problem you are having.  We will endeavor to fix the problem.

IGS Disciplines Guides

This box highlights guides on IGS disciplines in addition to the IGS 1301 guide.  

These guides provide detailed information on research techniques and sources for these discipline.  These guides include additional, focused content.