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Writing 100 (Lanser)

Advanced Writing


Part I: Getting Started (5-10 min)

  • library guide
  • session overview

Part II: RefWorks Intro (15 min)

  • edit citations
  • create bibliographies
  • add citations from web page

Part III: Creating a Search Strategy (25 min), completed in Google Spreadsheet

  • add research questions
  • identify databases
  • extract keywords
  • create a search string

Part IV: Highlight a Database & Additional Search Strategies (15 min)

  • methodology limits
  • subject terms

Part V: Independent Searching (30 - 40 min)

  • try two or more databases
  • export citations to RefWorks
  • locate relevant sources

Part VI: Wrap-Up (10 min)

  • challenges?
  • research help
  • session feedback


After this session, you will be able to:

  • select databases for a specific field of study.
  • apply search strategies to find (original) peer-reviewed journal articles.
  • export citation information into RefWorks.

Instruction & Outreach Librarian

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Joe Ameen
Library Office: KL 267B