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Writing 101: Sound and the City: Getting Started

Getting Help

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Librarians are available from 9am to midnight most evenings to help you with your research. You can reach us in person, via chat, phone, or email.

Citing Sources

For this class you will be using Chicago Style Author/Date format for your citations.  Full details for using this citation style may be found by consulting the Author-Date section of the online edition of the Chicago Manual of Style and examples can be found in the Chicago Style Quick Guide.

Citation management tools help you to efficiently gather citations for the sources you use in one place and to generate a bibliography at the end of your project. 

Citation Management Tools

 Mendeley Endnote RefWorksZotero

Check out this helpful guide to finding and using library resources!

Advanced Search Tips

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Review the slides above to learn how to: 

  • Brainstorm your topic and break it into specific terms and concepts to use in library databases
  • How to search more effectively in library databases
  • How to refine your search using advanced search techniques


Subject Guide

Laura Williams
113 Biddle Music Building
Call me:(919) 660-5952

Library Survey

Please take this survey at the end of class to let us know what was most helpful and what we can add to make this instruction as helpful as possible!

Your Librarian

Cheryl Thomas
Research and Instruction
Perkins 233
Box 90175
Durham, NC 27708
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