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Writing 101 (Downey)


By the end of this class you will be able to:

  • find relevant research and popular articles using effective search strategies & database functionality.
  • access articles through Get it at UC and/or Interlibrary Loan.
  • locate ongoing assistance for your research needs.


1. Access Reminder

  • VPN
  • Get it at UC

2. Source Characteristics

  • Scholarly Sources (Empirical Articles, Review Articles)
  • Popular Sources

3. Searching for Scholarly Sources

  • Search Strategies
    • AND/OR connectors
    • phrase searching
    • truncation
  • Recommended Databases
    • Web of Science
    • PsycInfo

4. Searching for Popular Sources

  • Determining the differences between popular, research, and review articles

5. Time to Search

  • Exploring your own topics
  • Finding scholarly (empirical, literature review)
  • Finding popular source

8. Feedback & Wrap-Up

  • Research assistance
  • Debrief

Library Instructor

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Joe Ameen
Library Office: KL 267B