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FYWB 1133: The Art of Living

This guide brings together all the resources discussed during the library session on October 27, 2022.

Getting Started

This class research guide highlights key resources for the First Year Writing: The Art of Living, including the following:

  • Overview of the library workshop on October 27, 2022
  • Reference resources
  • Tips and information on locating scholarly articles in CLIO and specific databases
  • Citation resources 
  • Library service options

You also have the option to get additional help by scheduling a research consultation with your personal librarian.

Suggested Steps to Library Research

  • Think of a topic or question that you're really curious about, 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!