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Writing 101: Creating Arts Access

Meet your Librarian

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Danette Pachtner
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Call me: 919.660.5886
Lilly Library
Room 108
East Campus
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My areas:
Film, Video & Digital Media; Gender, Sexuality & Feminist Studies; Theater Studies

Meet your librarian

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Rebekah Cowell
Graduate Humanities & Social Sciences Intern


Welcome to the library guide for Writing 101: Creating Arts Access with Daniel Ellison.  This guide is designed to provide resources and tips for conducting library research for your assignments. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact your course librarians: Rebekah Cowell and Danette Pachtner.

Find books in the library catalog

Books & Media search on library homepage

                                              Search in Books & Media to find print and online books, films, music--everything EXCEPT articles                                                 (which can be found in databases and online journals).


Start with a keyword search to see what you find. All you need is one or two promising looking sources to begin. Then you can follow "subject headings" to lead you to additional materials in the catalog to expand your search:

Using the "all fields" search command for the following terms:

Research tip: if you can't find the book you need at Duke, you can request it from another library using our Interlibrary Requests service! 

Navigating the Library

Click through 6 short tutorials  that give an overview of libraries & accounts, finding books, finding articles, citing sources, advanced search, and evaluating sources. The Evaluating Sources section includes discussion of Scholarly vs. Popular.

Citing Sources

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