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Writing 101: Language, Power, and Identity: Getting started

Course Guide for Writing 101: Language, Power, and Identity

Citing sources

Create a free account in Zotero or Endnote to manage your citations.

Finding articles for your research projects

The topics for this course are very interdisciplinary, meaning that different students might need to use different databases from different disciplines. Here are some suggestions.

Finding books & media for your research projects

The library catalog lets you search for books, journals, DVDs, music, and research materials that are available in the Duke University Libraries.

When you know exactly what you want:

  • Search the library catalog by title or author of the work (Ex. Mccann, Colum).
  • Use the catalog's advanced search for the most precise searching.

When you are starting a search on a new topic:

  • Use the default keyword search to see what books we have on a particular topic (Ex. civil war).
  • Click on relevant suggested subjects for more focused search results (Ex. united states - history - civil war, 1861-1865).

Looking for even more tips and tricks?  Check out this guide to locating and requesting books and ebooks.

Meet your librarian

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Ira King
Lilly Library
Room 108
Subjects: Disability Studies

Book Subject Headings

Here are some potentially useful subject headings you can use to find books in the library catalog.