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Writing 114 (Mele): Welcome!

Environmental Writing

Database Survey

Session Outcomes

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

  • Use strategies for developing a clear and focused research question

  • Differentiate between the types of scholarly sources 

  • Optimize database functionality to locate relevant resources

  • Integrate methods for evaluating sources into the research process

  • Access the full text of  articles and place InterLibrary Loan requests

Guide Shortcut

Access Library Resources from Off Campus

The VPN allows you to connect to the library's online articles and eBooks from off campus.

Visit to download the VPN.


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Contact Elizabeth

Elizabeth Salmon

Research Services Librarian
Political Science & Sociology Liaison
Kolligian Library 275
(209) 631-6954

Accessing Full-Text

Full-text may be immediately available via a pdf or html page.  If not, use the UCeLinks button to reach a request page.  You can Interlibrary Loan the item using your UCMnetID. 

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