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WR121: Research Writing

How do I wrap my mind around my topic?

Background information can help you contextualize your topic, adopt appropriate vocabulary and terminology, and support, refute, or define your assumptions.

What articles have been written about my topic?

To find magazine, newspaper, and scholarly articles on your topic, consult the following databases. Remember to:

  • Connect words with"and," "or," and "not"
  • Use "quotation marks" to orcing phrases
  • Use the * to truncate keywords (ex. librar* = libraries, librarians)

Where can I find biographical information?

Where and how can I publish my work?