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Writing 10 (Contreras): Library Welcome & Contact Info

College Reading & Composition

Think Like a Researcher

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Writing Center Pilot

Are you ...

  • developing a thesis?
  • organizing your ideas?
  • incorporating evidence?

Visit the Writing Center for an individual consultation with a peer.

Hours & Location

  • 12 pm to 3pm in KL 260

Appointments & Events

  • Two half hour appointments per week can be made at WCOnline.
  • Visit the calendar for upcoming Writing Center Open House events.

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  • Narrow your research topic into a question or set of questions.
  • Develop keywords from the key concepts in your research question.
  • Use a variety of search strategies and limiters in the databases to get the most out of your search.
  • Discover subject terms related to your keywords.
  • Learn how to use UC e-Links.

Access Library Resources from Off Campus

The VPN allows you to connect to the library's online articles and eBooks from off campus. Click here to install the VPN. You can also drop by the IT Express desk on the second floor of the Library for additional help.


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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)

Instruction Librarian

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Elizabeth Salmon
KL 275
Library Office Suite

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