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AFS 101/240


Welcome to the AFS 101/240 Research Guide where you will find tips for finding resources. Use the above tabs (or the links in the AFS 101 Page Index to navigate the guide.

AFS 101 Page Index

I. Home

  • Welcome
  • Your Library ID
  • Create Your Library Accounts
  • AFS 101/240 Page Index
  • Help
  • Librarian Contact Information
  • Organizing Your Research

II. Start Your Research

  • Searching
  • Reasons For Using Library Databases
  • Keywords or Subject Headings
  • Primary/Secondary Resources

III. Finding Background Information

  • Subject-Specific/Encyclopedias/Databases
  • Other Resources
  • Use of Wikipedia
  • Popular Magazines
  • Newspapers
  • Evaluating Websites

IV. Finding Scholarly Resources

  • Overview
  • Discussion of Scholarly Resources
  • Scholarly Article Databases

V. Citation/Plagiarism

  • MLA Citation Resources
  • Helpful Websites for APA Style
  • Paraphrasing

Organizing Your Research

1. Create folder (in One Drive, Google Drive, Dropbox...) and title the name of the class.

2. Create another folder inside the class folder. This is where you will:

a. Save your notes (and citations) for the assignment.

b. Save all scanned/electronic sources.

3. Open Word document

a. Give it title related to assignment (e.g. Notes for Climate Change paper)

b. Save in the assignment folder

I-Share and Interlibrary Loan Accounts

Need a Book from  Another Library?

Your I-Share account allows you to request books from other university libraries.

Log in to I-Share and create a profile

IMPORTANT: The profile asks for your barcode number. This is the entire number found on the back of your RU ID card. This barcode begins with the numbers 23311, followed by your RU ID number that begins with "9."

Need to Request the Full Text of an Article?

Your Interlibrary Loan account allows you to request electronic delivery of journal articles from other university libraries.

Need to Request a book that you cannot find from Roosevelt or I-Share?

Go to WorldCat

Librarian Contact Information

Barbara Anderson, Ed.D.
Head of Instruction and Learning

Office: 1035 AUD
Phone: 312-341-3647

Email Me




1. Phone:

a. Chicago: 312-341-3639/49
b. Schaumburg: 847-619-7980

2. Email

3. Chat

4. Schedule one-on-one