This guide presents selected resources for General Studies which are available through the Southeastern Louisiana University Sims Library and open access websites.
Please add suggestions for other websites and resources here.
Top 10 Resources for Freshmen
1. The Southeastern Writing Center
The place on campus to get assistance with writing.
2. The Purdue Online Writing Lab (OWL)
A very useful website for writing help and assistance with MLA citation.
3. Oxford English Dictionary (OED)
This is the major dictionary for the English language.
4. Sims Library Reference Room
This room is located in the lobby of the Library. If you need help, just ask at the Reference Desk on the Library 1st floor.
5. Go Print Program
Some students do not realize that they have 100 prints (black and white) per credit hour each semester in the campus computer labs and in the Library.
6. Occupational Outlook Handbook (OOH)
You will need a job after you graduate, and the OOH is one of the best places to get information on almost any career. This is a government document. It’s available electronically and as a reference book.
Print copy: First floor - REF-TABLE-- HD 8051 .A62
7. Text a Librarian
Yes, you can text us and we’ll text you back.
8. Research Consolation Service
Get one-on-one help with big research projects from a librarian.
9. Laptop Loans
You can borrow a laptop for use inside the Library. They’re available at Circulation on the Library 1st floor.
10. Arts and Letters Daily
This is an online website with a special emphasis on arts and culture.