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Writing 10 (Downey): Welcome

Reading & Composition


After this session, you will be able to:

  • identify the differences between popular & scholarly sources
  • apply strategies to narrow a topic
  • locate resources to find both peer-reviewed & magazine/newspaper articles
  • use keywords and a variety of search strategies to narrow down search results
  • capture citation information in MLA format 


  • Welcome
  • Accessing library databases from off-campus via the VPN
  • Purpose of searching in library databases
  • Identifying the differences between scholarly and popular articles
  • Narrowing topics into questions
  • Identifying keywords and using search strategies
    • Boolean, truncation, phrase searching
  • Exploring databases
    • limiters, UC-eLinks/ILL, capturing citation information in MLA
  • Getting help with your ongoing research needs
    • 24/7 chat, appointments, Roving Reference, Writing Center

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Lindsay Davis
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