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First Year Seminar

A curated list of databases and resources to help you with your FYS courses here at Oxy.

Best Bets

Start here! Don't know which database(s) to start with? In addition to looking at Google Scholar and our library catalog OneSearch, try these databases.

Open Educational Resources

What's open access?

Open Access (OA) materials, also known as Open Educational Resources (OER), are free-to-use educational materials - think textbooks, learning guides, videos, journals, etc. OER are free of cost, open to anyone to use, don't require any institutional log in credentials, and carry legal permission for open use. If you're interested in learning more, visit our OER guide, otherwise, feel free to use, adapt, and share the following open resources. 

Database Finder (A to Z List)

Not finding what you're looking for? The Databases A-Z Guide is a complete, alphabetical list of databases that Oxy subscribes to.