Think of us as your research partners...We can assist you with finding articles, developing a research topic, citing sources... you name it! Visit our homepage to learn more.
If you ever want to meet with us for specialized research assistance, you can schedule a research appointment.
JWU librarians are available for research appointments in-person, over the phone, and online. We would be more than happy to help you!
The JWU library has your textbook available at both the Downcity and Harborside libraries free!
You can check out the print textbook for free for 2 hours at a time with your JWU reserve.
Here is a link to the free textbook - chat with a librarian for additional copies!
Check your syllabus to make sure you have the correct version.
Most ENG 1020 courses are using the Field Guide but others might use the Norton Guide. Your professor and your syllabus (and a librarian!) can help you identify your correct textbook using the syllabus in your ulearn course site.
To access the ebook, you need to click on ebook, and then sign up for a free account on the Internet Archive.
Chat with a librarian to learn more!
Is your source credible?
To begin, let's watch a video to learn how to determine if a source is scholarly to begin.
Which library databases should you use?
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'!
Bonus Step: Select search limiters (left side of screen)
Your search page will look similar to this! ....
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:
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.