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GSW 1120: Welcome


In this Research Guide, you will explore how to identify scholarly journal articles, how to find a variety of sources to help you craft your papers for this class, and how to evaluate sources. This video, while humorous, illustrates how disorienting it can be to learn how a new tool works. Maybe this video will make you feel better as you encounter several new tools in this Research Guide that will be unfamiliar to you.

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Books on Reserve

The textbooks for your class are on reserve in the Jerome Library! Just go to the Circulation Desk and let them know which of these titles you need (you'll be able to use them in the building for 2 hours at a time):