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Writing 101: How to Make Mistakes: Getting Started

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Welcome to the library guide for Writing 101: How to Make Mistakes with Prof. Summers.  This guide is designed to provide resources and tips for conducting library research for your assignments.

Ask a Librarian

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Librarians are available from 9am to 12am most days to help you with your research. You can reach us in person, via chat, phone, or email.  Duke also has subject specialists for each discipline, and they are available for research consultations.

Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy

Good starting point for encyclopedic articles on philosophical concepts:

Start at the library home page to...

Search the online catalog [aka Books & Media] to find Duke Libraries resources like books, movies, e-books, electronic journals, microfilm, etc.

Access your Library Account to see what you have borrowed, when items are due and to and renew titles online.

[Tip: click on the Duke Libraries icon to quickly get back to the homepage.]

Basic Library Tools

  • Articles - search in general or subject-specific databases to find full-text online from thousands of individual e-journals OR go to ALL tab to search across hundreds of journals and book chapters at the same time

  • Search TRLN - find and request items at UNC-CH, NCSU, NCCU in this shared catalog of resources

  • Document delivery - borrow library materials from another library in the TRLN network or across the country if we don't have what you need

  • Overview of Library Services Guide - review what we learned in our library session and test your skills!

Your Librarian

Cheryl Thomas
Research and Instruction
Perkins 233
Box 90175
Durham, NC 27708
Call me: 919.660.5814
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