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Writing 117 (Wilson): Welcome!

Writing for Social Sciences

You're Invited!

Our library session will take place on Thursday, October 1 at 5:30 pm via Zoom. The Zoom room will be live by 5:20 pm. 

Click the following link to join our Zoom meeting.

alternate phone numbers: US: +1 669 900 6833 or +1 346 248 7799

Meeting ID: 989 9480 8479 Passcode: wri117

  1. You should have a webcam and a microphone to participate in class. At a minimum, you will need a microphone. Most laptops have built-in microphones and webcams. if needed, use the phone numbers above to call into the Zoom room to access audio. 
  2. We will be using the internet during the session to locate library resources. Check that you can connect to the VPN prior to our session.
  3. Prior to Oct 1, please view the 3 videos on the Article Networks tab. 

Session Goals

By the end of the session, you will be able to:

  • identify databases appropriate for finding information related to your subculture and field study
  • construct database searches using various search strategies to find relevant information
  • send citations information from the ProQuest platform to RefWorks.
  • locate ongoing assistance for your research needs

This session is intended to support you in completing your annotative bibliography and literature review. 

Stages of the Research Process

stages of research process

Library Overview

Session Pathway


1. Access Reminder

  • VPN
  • UC-eLinks

2. Types of Articles

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

3. Search Strategies 

  • AND/OR
  • phrase searching
  • truncation
  • fields
  • limiters (article type, methodology, etc.) 
  • thesaurus/subjects
  • proximity/near

4. In the Databases

  • Use strategies
  • Export citation data
  • Access articles (Immediate or Interlibrary Loan)

5. Searching

  • Exploring your own topics

6. Revisit Challenges

  • Research assistance
  • Debrief

Pardon the Possible Disturbance

Apologies in advance if you hear barking in the background. Daisy and Trampers do not understand Zoom.


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