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FYW 100H - First Year Writing / Polansky, Ellen

Subjects: First Year Writing

Research Help

Please don't hesitate to contact your FYW research librarian if you have questions or wish to schedule a research consultation.


Welcome, writers! You are writing an exploratory essay inspired by an issue in the local newsAs you develop your exploratory research question, this guide will help you to:

  • Discover current news stories published by local news sources
  • Identify and search for popular secondary sources of information, such as news, magazines, and reports
  • Identify and search for scholarly secondary sources, such as academic journal articles
  • Set-up Google Scholar
  • Document your sources in MLA style

Research and Accessing Databases Off Campus

In order to use the Adams Library databases listed in this guide from off campus, you will be prompted to log in with your RIC User ID (e.g. jsmith or jsmith_1234) and password. 

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Image source: University of Colorado Boulder