Science Fiction is a genre full of speculation and imagination. Concepts such as time travel, space travel, futuristic worlds, parallel universes, and extraterrestrial life are explored within the genre, with emphasis on the potential consequences that these ideas could present. Works in this genre oftentimes avoid the supernatural, as they were originally meant to be grounded on science-based fact or theory, but now those books and/or movies that have a strict grounding in science are limited to hard science fiction, a subgenre.
This guide is meant to be a starting place for beginner readers of sci-fi and those who would like to have some basic research tools to work with. Below will be links to different starting points that can be used to search for sci-fi academic sources.
If you would like to get sci-fi books, check out the books tab above!
Properly citing sources is part of research. The Library has an excellent guide for Citing Sources
The Library also has guides to popular citation management systems.
You can also Google to find help from the software vendors themselves, such as:
To access Library electronic resources from off-campus, connect through the campus VPN. Follow the instructions on this page: http://techservices.illinois.edu/services/virtual-private-networking-vpn.
Make sure to select TUNNEL ALL and not Split Tunnel.
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