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Embedded Resources by Rebecca Gagne

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Library Resources

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Welcome! I'm honored to be your librarian for ILS2213!

I can help you find articles, information, navigate the databases, and answer any other question!  

If you'd like one-on-one help with a librarian - we're here for you! Click here to book an appointment or let me know a time that works for you.

Rebecca Gagne | |  401-598-5113

You can also use our chat feature for help from one of our friendly librarians. It's anonymous and quick! Visit the Library homepage


Choose one of the following topics:

  1. Learn about the resources needed to create athletic shoes, and the amount of landfill space used to dispose of them. Create a campaign to recycle athletic shoes at JWU.

  1. Learn why and how nature trails are built, and the process of securing permission to build trails on public property.

  1. Analyze the environmental impact of transporting goods and materials to different parts of the country and throughout the world. Design and develop a local electronic or paper media campaign to encourage community members to shop locally.

  1. Investigate the different types of materials used to build computers and how these materials can be either disposed of or recycled. Develop a brochure to encourage JWU students to recycle old electronics.

  1. Calculate how much food is discarded at JWU and find ways to reduce this waste. Be specific. It must be legal – you may have to check community requirements, etc.

  1. Learn about the importance of healthy watersheds and how human behaviors can impact the health of rivers and streams. Create a pamphlet for JWU students informing them about the issue.

Database Share Out

1. Break into groups by topic. Open the Google Doc.
2. Enter your names next to your group # and choose a presenter.
3. Assign each person in the group to a different database. 
4. Once in the database, each person will find at least one report/article to use for the final course project.

Which library databases should you use?

My recommendations:

How to Start a Search

Step 1: Think about your research topic/question

Step 2: Extract the main keywords/concepts

Step 3: Input each of the words into the search lines. Click 'Search'!

  • Example Research Question: How does social media affect mental health?
  • Search Terms: Social Media (and) Mental Health 

Bonus Step: Select search limiters (left side of screen)

  • Full Text
  • Scholarly/Peer Reviewed

Your search page will look similar to the screen below

The JWU library has two style guides:

MLA Style Guide

APA Style Guide

If you need more in depth guidance on formatting visit the Purdue OWL

Need to talk to someone and seek guidance in real time?

  • If you are an online student, you can go to the online writing center for information about how to contact a writing coach. 
  • If you are a PVD campus student you can schedule an appointment with the writing coach through uSucceed. 

If you use the library's databases for your research, you can copy and paste pre-generated citations - look out for the option as it may appear differently in each interface but is generally represented by an icon of quotation marks.

If you need to cite a resource not located in a database, I recommend using the OWL as a reference. You can also reach out to me or JWU Library for help with citations!

The Academic Success Center is open for in-person and remote appointments by zoom.

Whether you're just getting started or need final editing advice, writing tutors are kind and trained to help you at any stage of the writing process. Visit the Academic Success Center website for more information.

Top Tips for Working with the Academic Success Center:

  1.    Book an appointment by phone: 401-598-1485  
  2.    Book an appointment online via USucceed: In jwulink, under Tools,.click Academics tab, Usucceed- Look for "My Success Network" Academic Success Network or click here to make a writing tutor appointment.
  3. Visit us live on the first floor of the Yena Center

For 24/7 free online revision feedback, submit your paper to Smarthinking. Look for the link in jwuLink, under the Academics tab, under Academic Support Services.