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English 161: Popular Music and Politics: Starting Out

Welcome to the UIC Library!

Librarians have put this guide together for you to highlight some useful resources for your English 161 class. We also encourage you to explore the rest of the library website.

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How Exactly Can Librarians Help Me?

  • Narrowing down a topic
  • Suggesting resources for finding credible background information on a topic
  • Coming up with effective search terms
  • Finding books and articles
  • Figuring out which research tools are the best fit for your topic (there are over 350 choices!)
  • Getting more (and better) search results
  • Saving, emailing and printing articles
  • Getting books and articles from other libraries
  • Creating bibliographies with RefWorks

Reference Librarian Hours

The reference desk is in the IDEA Commons on the 1st floor of the Daley Library. Reference Librarians are on duty at the following times:

Monday-Thursday: 8am-7pm

Friday: 8am-5pm

The desk is staffed by highly trained graduate students during other times that the library is open.

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