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Writing 100 (Lanser): Pre-Activities

Advanced Writing

Basic Search Strategies

Review three search strategies that can be used in most databases.  We will use these strategies during our in-person session.

Online Research: Tips for Effective Search Strategies

This video covers three search strategies to apply in database searches. (3:04).

UC-eLinks

UC-eLinks is important for checking for full-text availability and/or requesting articles through Interlibrary Loan (ILL). View the video below for how-to examples.

Find Full-Text of Articles through UC-eLinks

Learn how to find databases and how to narrow down by database subject area, full-text availability, etc. (1:14)

RefWorks Set-Up

RefWorks is an online citation management tool for organizing and citing your sources.  Prior to class, 1) set-up your account 2) connect to Word and 3) add "Save to RefWorks" to your browser.  We will use RefWorks during the library session. Detailed instructions are linked below.