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Writing 101: The Science of Cooperation


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Elena Feinstein
Perkins Library

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You were assigned to watch some Library 101 tutorial videos before our class meeting. Those and more useful resources can be found on the Library 101 page, also linked from the left sidebar.

For quick questions, you can chat with an on-call librarian here, and you're welcome to contact me for more in depth help.

Recommended Background Sources

A step better than general Google searching or Wikipedia, try...

The library has a variety of online reference works that may contain relevant articles, including...

Also try general searches in the library catalog. You can search by keyword, subject heading, author name, etc. Don't forget that you can limit to online sources or by library location or availability. Very broad searches (e.g., "cooperation") will yield very broad results, most of which will be irrelevant. Try to be specific, and once you find something relevant, it may lead you to additional relevant items (by the same author, in the same book series, with the same specific subject heading). For example, here's a search for books authored by Michael Tomasello that are available online: LINK. And here are the two titles we have in the Series in Human Cooperation: LINK.

Recommended Article Databases

For totally generalist searches that can include a mix of scholarly and popular sources...

For scholarly articles try the following...