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SMC1301 - Foundations of Civilization - Whitener

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SMC1301 Class Resource Guide

The SMC1301 Foundations of Civilization research guide will serve as a resource for you. Navigate using the side menu.

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  • Find & Use Images - find an image, figure out its usage license, and how to cite images
  • Borrow from other libraries - use Interlibrary Loan (ILL) or other local libraries if we don't have what you need
  • Zotero: Citation Software - use this free citation software to help you collect materials and cite them in various formats
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