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WRIT 1301: University Writing (Moses)

U of MN, Twin Cities

Course Instructors:
Joseph Moses

Table of Contents:

Welcome to the University Libraries Getting Started on Your Research
  • Assignment Calculator
    Enter in the due date for your research project (paper, speech, lab report) and get a suggested time-line for completing your project on time plus links to the resources on campus that will help you succeed in each step.
    • Assignment Calculator Tutorial

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  • Workshops, Tutorials & Guides
Developing Your Research Proposal
  • Background Research
    • CQ Researcher Authentication Required
      Designed as a starting place for research, 48 reports per year provide background on current topics of widespread interest. The reports define the issues and include a chronology and extensive bibliographies.
    • Issues and Controversies@FACTS.comAuthentication Required
      Resource Temporarily Unavailable
      This database has been cancelled effective 9/30/2014 Intended for the undergraduate researcher, Issues and is a reference database that combines objective analysis, and opposing points of view on current and controversial topics. Includes coverage of more than 250 controversial topics in the news. Each report includes chronologies, illustrations, maps, tables, sidebars, bibliographies and contact information.
    • Globalization : Encyclopedia of Trade, Labor, and Politics
      Santa Barbara, Calif. : ABC-CLIO, c2006. A 2-volume encyclopedia that provides a "comprehensive collection of cutting-edge scholarship on the economic, international business, political, legal, and environmental ramifications of globalization"”one of the hottest topics of the day."
      • Location(s): TC Wilson Library JZ1318 .G56 2006 Regular Loan
      Check MNCAT Record for Location and Availability
Finding Articles (Magazines, Newspapers and Scholarly Journals) with Indexes and Databases
Use indexes and databases to find articles on your topic. Search by keywords and identify useful articles. Try to narrow your search to around 200 articles by adding more keywords or using the pull down menu next to the search box and change to "title" or "abstract" field. Click the FindIt! button to connect to the full text of the article if it is available. Or search MNCAT to see if we have print and go make a photocopy.
  • Search Strategy Examples
    globalization and (employment or work)
    globalization and identity
    global health and women
    globalization and poverty
    globalization and (environment or ecology)
  • General Indexes and Databases
    • Academic Search Premier Authentication Required
      This resource is licensed by the MINITEX Library Information Network with state appropriations from the Minnesota Higher Education Services Office (MHESO) and the Minnesota Department of Education.
      Provides full text for scholarly (peer-reviewed) journals, magazines and newspapers. Coverage spans virtually every area of academic study.
    • JSTOR Authentication Required
      Find full text academic journals in the humanities, social sciences, and sciences. Note: Most recent 2 to 5 years NOT included.
  • Subject Specific Indexes and Databases
    • Business Source Premier Authentication Required
      This resource is licensed by the MINITEX Library Information Network with state appropriations from the Minnesota Higher Education Services Office (MHESO) and the Minnesota Department of Education.
      Includes both scholarly journals and professional publications in business, economics, political science and public administration.
    • PAIS Index Authentication Required
      Since its establishment in 1914, PAIS (Public Affairs Information Service) has chronicled issues in the public debate through highly selective coverage of a wide variety of sources, including references to monographs, periodical articles, notes and announcements, government documents, policy reports and analytics. Addition of the Archive to our current PAIS International database extends comprehensive access to public and social policy information.
    • Sociological Abstracts Authentication Required
      This core database for the field of sociology contains information on sociology and social policy worldwide.
    • GenderWatch Authentication Required
      GenderWatch, a full text index, covers the impact of gender in a variety of subject areas.
    • PubMed Authentication Required
      This is the primary source of journal article for the health sciences. You can search MEDLINE and preMEDLINE databases with full text access to all MEDLINE e-journals subscribed to by the University of Minnesota TC Libraries. MEDLINE is the National Library of Medicine's bibliographic database/article index that contains over 17 million references to journal articles. Coverage is from 1949 to the present. Over 5200 journals worldwide in over 37 languages are accessible.
    • Biological Abstracts, 1969-2003 Authentication Required
      Biological Abstracts (part of BIOSIS Previews) is one of the foremost sources of bibliographic references to the life science journal literature. Coverage is international, and includes agriculture, biochemistry, biomedicine, biotechnology, genetics, botany, ecology, microbiology, pharmacology, and zoology.
  • Newspaper Indexes and Databases
    • ProQuest Global Newsstream Authentication Required
      This resource is licensed by the MINITEX Library Information Network with state appropriations from the Minnesota Higher Education Services Office (MHESO) and the Minnesota Department of Education.
      ProQuest Newsstand provides national and regional news sources. Full-text titles include The Boston Globe, The Christian Science Monitor, Los Angeles Times, The New York Times, USA TODAY, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, and other newspapers.
    • Ethnic NewsWatch Authentication Required
      Full-text articles from over 300 American ethnic and minority newspapers including Asian-American, Jewish, African-American, Native-American, Arab-American, Eastern-European, and other multi-ethnic communities. Coverage dates back to 1990.
Finding Books, Videos and More with MNCAT Websites
  • Globalization101
    A project of the Carnegie Endowment, is "dedicated to providing students with information and interdisciplinary learning opportunities on this complex phenomenon." Includes issue briefs, news analysis, and useful links.
  • Global Trade Watch
    A project of Public Citizen, Global Trade Watch is intended to educate the American public about issues of international trade and the effects of global economic integration on their lives.
Evaluating Articles, Books and Websites You Find

Citing Your Sources

Got Questions? Ask Us!
Ask Us with any questions from selecting a topic, to finding an article, to finding a book on the shelf, to evaluating an item. We can help with any question via telephone, email, chat or in-person.

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