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Writing 100 (Winek): Session

Advanced Writing


This guide will provide information to support your research endeavors for Writing 100. 

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After this session, you will be able to:

  • locate key journals in your field of study.
  • identify and use databases, whether multidisciplinary or disciplinary, to locate relevant literature.
  • thoughtfully & logically apply search strategies (basic and advanced) to find scholarly and non-scholarly sources.
  • reflect and revise search strategies based on search tool, search results, and/or database functionality.


Part I: Highly Cited Journals in Your Field (20 min.)

  • Incites JCR
  • Indexing (Ulrichs & Journal Finder)
  • Web of Science

Part II: Keywords (8 - 10 min)

  • completed in Google Spreadsheet
  • identify keywords

Part III: Search Strategies (8-10 min)

  • review basic search strategies
  • poll questions

Part IV: Databases & Searching (20 min)

  • getting to databases
  • Web of Science demo
  • try keywords in a database of choice

Part V: Free Web Search Tips (5 min)

  • keywords
  • limit to a domain

Part VI: Research Help & Exit Slip (8-10 min)

  • make an appt.
  • provide feedback

Instruction & Outreach Librarian

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Sara Davidson Squibb
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