Greetings! We're honored to be your librarians for ENG 1021. We can help you pick a topic, find articles, or answer any other question. Seriously. Any question!
For personalized help, meet with a librarian via a research appointment. We're here for you.
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Each group has been provided with a sample research question and keywords and a sample scholarly article or original research article.
Skim headings of the article (ex. Introduction, Literature review)
Identify a claim or research question (Hint: look in Abstract!)
Identify the findings (Hint: Look in discussion/conclusion)
Find one quote from an older article mentioned in the introduction or literature review
(If there is one) Methodology: Identify a group studied
Share out to the rest of the class
The JWU library has your textbook available at both the Downcity and Harborside libraries free!
You can check out the print textbook of the Bedford Guide to Genres for free for 2 hours at a time with your JWU ID at the library. You can scan a chapter or two to your email for free, print using library printers, or simply read in the library for 2 hours at a time.
Always check your syllabus to make sure you have the correct version when checking out a textbook at the library.
Most ENG 1021 courses are using the Bedford Guide to Genres; your professor, your syllabus (and a librarian!) can help you identify your correct textbook using the syllabus in your ulearn course site.
Chat with a librarian to learn more!
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:
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.
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:
However, if you need more in depth guidance on formatting go to the Purdue OWL.
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