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ENGS 005D: Writers at Work - Harrington (Fall 2017)

Welcome to the Library!

This research guide is designed to support your research for your writing projects.


Contact me directly via e-mail or telephone to ask a question or to schedule an appointment for a research consultation. I am always happy to work one-on-one with you to help you with your specific research topic.

What's in this Guide?

  1. Starting Points: Background Information: Familiarize yourself with a topic by using these encyclopedia and dictionary/handbook collections.
  2. Articles: Multidisciplinary databases for locating articles in scholarly journals, magazines, and newspapers.
  3. Find the Article: How to obtain an article when it's not full-text in the database; Sample citation unpacked.
  4. Cite & Write: Style, writing, and citation guides (e.g., MLA style, English-language dictionaries, grammar, etc.).
  5. Evaluate Sources: Guides and websites to help you evaluate your sources for usefulness, credibility, and quality.
  6. Tips for Successful Research: How to create a keyword search; How to choose and narrow a topic.


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Patricia Mardeusz
Information & Instruction Services
Bailey/Howe Library
Room 049 (ground floor)
University of Vermont