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GLBC 1200 - Leading the Way

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Welcome to Webster University Library online and in-person

Book spine lettering spells out leadershipThis research guide and our website at provide resources to support students in the Leading the Way Global Cornerstone course.

Please contact our Research Librarians or your Seminar Librarian for help with assignments for this course or any others.

Library session learning objectives

During the library sessions, students will:

  • Learn how to find relevant library resources (articles, books, and help) for their assignments in this course and others.
  • Learn how to get help from the Research Librarian or their Seminar Librarian

Using the Library Homepage to search

Use the Library Home Page to find library resources

Webster University Libraries home page showing search publications tabs and big blue services buttons











Search Publications & Research

From the library homepage at you may select the tabs to search:

  • Articles: multiple EBSCO databases simultaneously to produce a multidisciplinary list of articles that contain your search words or phrases.  
  • Catalog: the library catalog for books, ebooks, DVDs, streaming videos, music recordings (including streaming audio), scores, and more. Here are some tips for searching the library catalog.
  • eBooks: find the electronic books that you have access to as part of our collection. 
  • Journals & magazines: journal, magazine or newspapers records to find whether a title is available full text, what year it is available, what database it is available though and link directly to the journal.  
  • Research guides: for librarian-curated course and subject guides - great starting points for your research.
  • Videos: for DVDs and streaming videos in our collections. 


Big Blue Buttons

  • Articles & Databases links to lists of recommended databases by subject available through the library.
  • Contact A Librarian connects to a page with information on getting research help in person, via phone or email, 24/7 chat, and FAQs.
  • Research Guides librarian-curated subject and course guides.

Information Timeline

Posts shared on social media may be almost instantaneous but are often very brief, may be biased and are unlikely to tell the whole story.

News events may, in a few hours, days or weeks, be covered in news websites, newspapers, television programs, angraphic for popular to scholarly sourcesd magazines but often contain less specific information and offer a more general overview. Authors are usually assigned the story by an editor. 

Scholarly articles and non-fiction books take the longest to be published and to read but are the most detailed. As time passes, authors with greater expertise (authority) provide a more in-depth analysis of the event and how it fits into the theory and prior research of a specific discipline. Journal articles may be peer-reviewed before they are accepted for publication. Most academic researchers will provide an extensive list of the sources (bibliography or references) which they read and cited.

One source is not enough to write a strong paper, but you can write a solid paper by synthesizing information gathered from a variety of sources.

Information Timeline, 2020, Elizabeth Waugh from CSC124 Information, Technology, and Society: Information Defined