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Writing 117 (Gingold): Welcome!

Session Goals

By the end of the session, you will be able to:

  • identify databases appropriate for finding information related to your subculture and field study
  • construct database searches using various search strategies to find relevant information
  • send citations information from the ProQuest platform to RefWorks.
  • locate ongoing assistance for your research needs

This session is intended to support you in completing your research proposal. 

Stages of the Research Process

stages of research process

Session Pathway


1. Access Reminder

  • VPN
  • UC-eLinks

2. Types of Articles

  • Determining the differences between popular, research, and review articles

3. Search Strategies 

  • AND/OR
  • phrase searching
  • truncation
  • fields
  • limiters (article type, methodology, etc.) 
  • thesaurus/subjects
  • proximity/near

4. In the Databases

  • Use strategies
  • Export citation data
  • Access articles (Immediate or Interlibrary Loan)

5. Searching

  • Exploring your own topics

6. Revisit Challenges

  • Research assistance
  • Debrief


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Elizabeth McMunn-Tetangco
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