Think of us as your research partners...We can assist you with finding articles, developing a research topic, citing sources... you name it!
If you ever want to meet with us for specialized research assistance, you can schedule a research appointment.
The JWU librarians are available for research appointments in-person, over the phone, and online. We would be more than happy to help you!
Let's take a look at a video to learn more about what peer review is and why it's important for credibility.
Pro-Tip: Each team evaluates ONE of the following sources and adds in comments for share-out on this Google Doc
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 coaches are super kind and trained to help you at any stage of the writing process.
Top Tips for Working with the Writing Lab:
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.
First-Year Reads Program: “This, I Believe” Contest 2021.
As you know, all first-year students are reading pieces from the National Public Radio’s famous “This, I Believe” series. These writings have inspired people across the world to share their stories and perspectives. In ENG1020 (or ENG1024), you will take part in this, as a way to share a common academic experience with your first-year classmates.
Your ENG1020 (or ENG1024) professor will also be including an assignment that will allow you to write your own “This, I Believe” piece. If you would like to enter the university-wide contest, please let your professor know, so your piece may be considered. There will be three winners chosen. As part of the contest, the winning essays will be shared with the JWU community in some way.
The essay should be approximately 500 words, following the spirit and general format of the “This, I Believe” series. This year, we would like you to consider "Food, Culture and Connectedness" as the theme.
As with any essay, you will want to state your thesis clearly, which, in this case, will be your “belief.” You will want to support your essay with clear points that express your views and offer specific examples and observations from your life.
The essay should be double-spaced in MLA format.
Essays must be submitted (in digital form) to your ENG1020 (or ENG1024) professor by 9/20.
A committee of English faculty will read the essays, and winners will be announced by early October.
Here is a link with more examples and some writing suggestions:
Be brave. Your words are more powerful than you know.