Things to think about when getting started with a research project or a critical conversation in your writing praxis:
Think of a topic or question that you're really curious about, something that really compels you.
Write down some keywords and phrases that come to mind. You can use these to search. Be open to the possibility of new keywords, and try out different combinations!
Explore backgrounds and contexts. Reference sources can help you with concepts and terms, and they can also lead you to other relevant sources.
Search for books and articles on your topic. Carefully skim each source---including the synopsis, abstract, table of contents, and/or index--- to assess how relevant and useful it will be to you. Put back books or articles that aren't useful.
Document and cite your sources as you go along - this will make the paper-writing process much easier!
|Erin Anthony||Biological Sciences, Chemistry, Computer Science, Environmental Science, Mathematics, Neuroscience and Behavior, Physical Education, Physics and Astronomy, and Psychology|
|Jennie Correia||Economics, Human Rights, Political Science, Sociology, and Urban Studies|
|Jenna Freedman||Women's Gender and Sexuality Studies, Zines|
|Gina Levitan||American Studies (with Vani Natarajan), Classics & Ancient Studies, Education, German, History, Medieval & Renaissance Studies, Philosophy, Religion, and Slavic Studies|
|Vani Natarajan||Africana Studies, American Studies (with Gina Levitan), Anthropology, Asian & Middle Eastern Cultures, Comparative Literature, English, French, Italian, Jewish Studies, and Spanish and Latin American Cultures|
|Meredith Wisner||Architecture, Art (studio), Art History, Dance, Film Studies, Music, and Theater|
|Incoming Students, last names A-C||Jennie Correia|
|Incoming Students, last names D-I||Gina Levitan|
|Incoming Students, last names J-N||Erin Anthony|
|Incoming Students, last names O-S||Meredith Wisner|
|Incoming Students, last names T-Z||Vani Natarajan|
If you were assigned a PL last year, your personal librarian hasn’t changed! And all are welcome to continue reaching out to the librarian(s) they wish.