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Writing 116 (Hothem): Welcome!

Writing in the Natural Sciences

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Welcome  Writing 116! 

Using the library laptop or  your own computer, open this guide:

Library Laptop User Name: Library User

Password: UCML


By the end of our library session you will be able to ...

  • identify types of sources (e.g., scholarly articles, letters to the editor, etc.) to select research appropriate for assignments and work
  • create effective searches to retrieve targeted and relevant search results
  • identify and use relevant scientific databases and use database functionality to your advantage to narrow search results to locate relevant research articles
  • format and organize citations to properly attribute sources and place your work into the scholarly conversation 

These skills will assist you in completing your TELA, Annotated Bibliography and Research Review assignments.

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.


*Image courtesy of Design Services, UCI Libraries

Upper-divsion Review

Review Game: Go to and enter game 6 digit code

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. 

Article Type Questions

Within your groups, discuss: 

  • What are the differences between magazines like Time or Newsweek and scholarly journals? 
  • What are the two main types of research articles?

Contact Elizabeth

Elizabeth Salmon

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