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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 Desk Hours

The reference desk is located at the center of the Idea Commons, which is located on the 1st floor South (beyond the Circulation Desk). The desk is always staffed by reference librarians and graduate assistant at the following times:

Monday -Thursday: 8am-7pm

Friday: 8am-5pm

Saturday: 9am-7pm

Sunday: 10am-8pm

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