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English 161: Taking Thought; Writing Analytically about Philosophy

English 161 Research Guide

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

How Exactly Can Librarians Help Me?

Librarians help with the following research-related activities:

  • 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