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Greetings! I'm honored to be your personal librarian for ENG 1024.  

I can help you pick a topic, find articles, or answer any other question. Seriously. I got you!

Meet with a librarian via an online research appointmentWe're here for you!

OR Chat or text a librarian It's anonymous and super fast!  Simply click the Ask a Librarian button below, or look for it on our home page.


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The JWU Writing Lab is open for online appointments.

Whether you're just getting started or need final editing advice, writing coaches are super kind and trained to help you at any stage of the writing process. 

Top Tips for Working with the Writing Lab:

  1.    Book an appointment by phone: 401-598-1785  
  2.    Book an appointment online via USucceed: In jwulink, click Academics tab,  Academic Support Services.

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.

To research effectively, you need a search strategy. By the end of this activity, you will practice searching in a database, creating a search strategy, and adjusting your search strategy, depending on your database.

Open this Google Doc: Work with your team to evaluate the database you've been assigned to teach your classmates how to find information for the city essay.

To begin, consider your search strategy. Will you start with your city or the topic or both? What kinds of sources are you hoping to find? News? Statistics? Academic articles? Reports on the broader topic? Audio, video or images? How can students adjust the date to ensure all resources are updated?

As a team, find an article or statistic to share out. Is your source useful for the essay? Add your thoughts to the Google Doc

Start here:

Academic Search Complete

Use Academic Search to search for articles on almost any topic. For example, if you're focusing on Texting while Driving use the search box to find scholarly articles using keywords such as "texting" or "cell phones", along with your angle, such as "alcohol".

Click Full Text on the left so you can read articles online.

Click Scholarly (Peer Reviewed) to read academic, peer reviewed articles.


The JWU library has two style guides: 

MLA Style Guide

APA Style Guide

However, if you need more in depth guidance on formatting go to 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.