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Writing 101: Coming of Age & Happiness: Getting started

Library pre-assignment - complete before we meet on Sept 17!

Review the four short videos on the Library 101 tab, and take this 4-question quiz (required for class). Be prepared to share something you learned.



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Class reflection

$$ for your papers!

Want $1000 for your research paper?  Consider submitting it for consideration for the Aptman Prize or Middlesworth Award!

Finding books & media for your case studies

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.

Finding articles for your case studies

PRO TIP: Search any combination of ERIC, Education Full Text, SocINDEX and PsycINFO simultaneously by clicking Choose Databases from the initial search screen and then checking the databases you wish to search from the pop-up list.

ALL tab searches articles, books, newspapers and more across hundreds of databases‚Äč

Citing sources

Purdue's Online Writing Lab *Includes sample papers in APA format

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

Meet your librarian

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Emily Daly
229 Perkins Library