The Ellen Clarke Bertrand Library

Foundation Seminars - General

Meet with a Librarian

Contact a librarian for help at any point during your research.


7 Tips! Click on the image below to zoom in.

Suggested general databases

Need more?  Consult the subject guide of your choice for additional databases and resources.

Library Tips! (Best viewed in Chrome)

Note: These clips are best viewed in Chrome.  Click the expansion arrows in the bottom right-hand corner of the video player to view the video in full screen mode.  Hope you find these tips helpful!

How to Start Your Research: A DIY Guide

Need help getting started with your research? This guide provides you with help for each step of the research process. Click DIY to visit the guide.


Generating keywords for searches

Trying to come up with keywords for your search?

  • Brainstorm for keywords related to the main concepts of your topic.
  • Use different combinations of keywords when searching databases.


Beautiful Bucknell!


Beautiful Bucknell photo by alums Mary Ann Stanton/Elizabeth Richer

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