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FYWB 1133: The Art of Living

This guide brings together all the resources discussed during the library session on March 29, 2023.

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Erin Anthony
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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 March 29, 2023
  • 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.

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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!