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WR121: Research Writing

What are some real needs in my community?

Use local and government infromation to identify pressing needs in your area.

Are there books on proposal writing?

Search the FLO Library Catalog to find books and audio visual materials.


Where can I get background information on the issue??

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)