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First Year Experience

Links and resources for first-year students


Welcome to your first year at Southwestern Adventist University!

The library is here to help you.  "Ask, and it shall be given unto you," whether the need is personal, professional, or academic.  Just check the sidebar on the right of the page.

University Libraries Are Different

How are university libraries different from high school and public libraries?

    • We support not just coursework, but also research by faculty and students.
    • We're open later. Most nights, we're open until 10:30 pm, later than anywhere else on campus
    • We're a place to study, with quiet study areas, group study rooms, plenty of computers and printers, and people ready to help you
    • We subscribe to scholarly journals, most available online around the clock

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