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Foundation Year Program

A guide to the interdisciplinary Foundation Year Program at King's College

Find Journal Articles

For most of your FYP papers, you only need to consult the main text that you have read -- this is called a primary source. For your Position Paper at the end of the Fall semester, and your Research Paper at the end of the Winter semester, you will need to use secondary sources as well as your main text -- secondary sources are books or articles written about the main text you are working with.

Here are a few examples:

Primary Source: The Divine Comedy by Dante Aligheri

Secondary Source: "The Numerology of Dante's Divine Vision" by Thomas Rendall


Primary Source: Persuasion by Jane Austen

Secondary Source: A Revolution Almost Beyond Expression: Jane Austen's Persuasion by Jocelyn Harris


Primary Source: Battleship Potemkin directed by Sergei Eisenstein

Secondary Source: Harmony and Dissent: Film and Avant-garde Art Movements in the Early Twentieth Century by Bruce Elder


As a King's student, you have access to all of the DAL e-resources, including e-books, journal articles, and databases. If you are accessing these resources from off-campus, you will need to log in with your university credentials in order to access them (your NetID and password).


You can browse Dalhousie's list of over 500 databases here.

Below is a list of the most commonly used databases for FYP.



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