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_First Year Writing - Regional Campuses — Class Assignments: Stamford

This guide focuses on research resources for English classes at the Regionals with information for specific assignments.

Class Assignments

Using Databases to Find Articles

  • You can search in both databases at the same time. Open one, select Choose databases at the top, and then add the other.
  • Enter the keywords for your research topic in the search boxes. Try different terms, looking at subject headings.
  • Add another term to narrow down your results as you focus your topic.

Access full text:

  • Click on UConn Full Text to open up a window. Click on the title in blue of full text source.
  • If "No full text available," click on Request a PDF.
  • Sign in with your NetID.

Save search results:

  • Add items to your folder
  • Access folder (at top of page), select all and click on Export  
  • Send to RefWorks or other citation manager

Finding Articles

Use these databases:

Enter your keywords and hit Search. 

Access full text:

  • Look for PDF or HTML full text links, or Click on UConn Full Text to open up a window. Click on the title in blue of full text source.

  • If "No full text available," click on Request this article through Interlibrary Services.

  • Sign in with your NetID.

Save search results:

  • Add items to your folder

  • Access folder (at top of page), select all and click on Export or Email.

  • Send to RefWorks or other citation manager

   

Search Google.com for web sites and articles.

  • protests "gay rights"
  • "social media" elections "united states"

To find books & articles, use keywords in the Library's General Search, i.e.:

  • internet safety
  • online privacy "social media"
  • Connecticut

To narrow results:

  • limit to Books or Peer-reviewed journals (for articles)
  • limit by subjects that are relevant to you
  • understand citations: is it a book or article?
  • identify the location of the book: is it in Stamford, online, or at another library?

Access full text:

  • Click on Full Text Available, Download PDF, or Available online for articles, and then click on a database or collection
  • Click on Available at... for books in print
  • Request books from other UConn libraries after signing in with your NetID

Save search results:

  • Add items to your Favorites after signing in with your NetID
  • Open Favorites to manage citations

1. To find books & articles, use keywords in the Library's General Search, i.e.:

  • internet safety
  • online privacy "social media"
  • Connecticut

To narrow results:

  • limit to Books or Peer-reviewed journals (for articles)
  • limit by subjects that are relevant to you
  • understand citations: is it a book or article?
  • identify the location of the book: is it in Stamford, online, or at another library?

Access full text:

  • Click on Full Text Available, Download PDF, or Available online for articles, and then click on a database or collection
  • Click on Available at... for books in print
  • Request books from other UConn libraries after signing in with your NetID

Save search results:

  • Add items to your Favorites after signing in with your NetID
  • Open Favorites to manage citations

2. Search Google.com for web sites and articles.

  • protests "gay rights"
  • "social media" elections "united states"

1. To find books & articles, use keywords in the Library's General Search, i.e.:

  • internet safety
  • online privacy "social media"
  • Connecticut

To narrow results:

  • limit to Books or Peer-reviewed journals (for articles)
  • limit by subjects that are relevant to you
  • understand citations: is it a book or article?
  • identify the location of the book: is it in Stamford, online, or at another library?

Access full text:

  • Click on Full Text Available, Download PDF, or Available online for articles, and then click on a database or collection
  • Click on Available at... for books in print
  • Request books from other UConn libraries after signing in with your NetID

Save search results:

  • Add items to your Favorites after signing in with your NetID
  • Open Favorites to manage citations

2Search Google.com for web sites and articles.

  • protests "gay rights"
  • "social media" elections "united states"

Library catalog http://search.lib.uconn.edu.

Use the library search box to find books and ebooks, articles, videos, journals and more. Log in to:

  • Request items from the UConn collections
  • Renew what you've checked out
  • Create lists of library materials

Using a Literature Database to Find Articles and Books

Using Literature Databases to Find Articles

  • From the library home page (lib.uconn.edu), click on Databases
  • Click subject dropdown for Literature.
  • Start with Gale Literary Sources to find articles and overview essays. 
  • Then search MLA International Bibliography. Add keywords to your search of an author or piece of literature.

Access full text:

  • Click on UConn Full Text to open up a window. Click on the title in blue of full text source.
  • If "No full text available," click on Request a PDF.
  • Sign in with your NetID.

Save search results:

  • Add items to your folder
  • Access folder (at top of page), select all and click on Export  
  • Send to RefWorks or other citation manager

Using Databases to Find Articles:

  • You can search in these two databases at the same time. Open one, select Choose Databases at the top, and then add the other.
  • Enter a keyword in one box and Alice Walker in the second box, i.e. faith or "womanism" or "black feminism"

To Access Full Text:

  • Click on UConn Full Text to open up a window. Click on the title in blue of full text source.
  • If "No full text available," click on Request this article through Interlibrary Services.
  • Sign in with your NetID.

Save search results: 

  • Add items to your folder
  • Access folder (at top of page), select all, and click on Export
  • Send to RefWorks or other citation manager

Class Reading:

1. To find books & articles, use keywords in the Library's General Search, i.e.:

  • internet safety
  • online privacy "social media"
  • Connecticut

To narrow results:

  • limit to Books or Peer-reviewed journals (for articles)
  • limit by subjects that are relevant to you
  • understand citations: is it a book or article?
  • identify the location of the book: is it in Stamford, online, or at another library?

Access full text:

  • Click on Full Text Available, Download PDF, or Available online for articles, and then click on a database or collection
  • Click on Available at... for books in print
  • Request books from other UConn libraries after signing in with your NetID

Save search results:

  • Add items to your Favorites after signing in with your NetID
  • Open Favorites to manage citations

2. Search Google.com for web sites and articles.

  • protests "gay rights"
  • "social media" elections "united states"

1. To find books & articles, use keywords in the Library's General Search, i.e.:

  • misinformation threat society
  • fake news "social media"

To narrow results:

  • limit to Books or Peer-reviewed journals (for articles)
  • limit by subjects that are relevant to you
  • understand citations: is it a book or article?
  • identify the location of the book: is it in Stamford, online, or at another library?

Access full text:

  • Click on Full Text Available, Download PDF, or Available online for articles, and then click on a database or collection
  • Click on Available at... for books in print
  • Request books from other UConn libraries after signing in with your NetID

Save search results:

  • Add items to your Favorites after signing in with your NetID
  • Open Favorites to manage citations

2. Search Google.com for web sites and articles.

  • Is fake news a threat to democracy
  • misinformation danger society

 

1. To find books & articles, use keywords in the Library's General Search, i.e.:

  • misinformation threat society
  • fake news "social media"

To narrow results:

  • limit to Books or Peer-reviewed journals (for articles)
  • limit by subjects that are relevant to you
  • understand citations: is it a book or article?
  • identify the location of the book: is it in Stamford, online, or at another library?

Access full text:

  • Click on Full Text Available, Download PDF, or Available online for articles, and then click on a database or collection
  • Click on Available at... for books in print
  • Request books from other UConn libraries after signing in with your NetID

Save search results:

  • Add items to your Favorites after signing in with your NetID
  • Open Favorites to manage citations

2. Search Google.com for web sites and articles.

  • Is fake news a threat to democracy
  • misinformation danger society

Using Literature Databases to Find Articles

  • From the library home page (lib.uconn.edu), click on Databases
  • Click subject dropdown for Literature.
  • Start with Gale Literary Sources to find articles and overview essays. 
  • Then search MLA International Bibliography. Add keywords to your search of an author or piece of literature.

Access full text:

  • Click on UConn Full Text to open up a window. Click on the title in blue of full text source.
  • If "No full text available," click on Request a PDF.
  • Sign in with your NetID.

Save search results:

  • Add items to your folder
  • Access folder (at top of page), select all and click on Export  
  • Send to RefWorks or other citation manager

Search Google.com for web sites and articles.

  • protests "gay rights"
  • "social media" elections "united states"

To find books & articles, use keywords in the Library's General Search, i.e.:

  • internet safety
  • online privacy "social media"
  • Connecticut

To narrow results:

  • limit to scholarly/peer reviewed articles
  • limit by subjects that are relevant to you
  • understand citations: is it a book or article?
  • identify the location of the book: is it in Stamford, online, or at another library?

Access full text:

  • Click on Online access, Download PDF, or Available online for articles and then click on a database or collection
  • Click on Available at... for books in print
  • Request books from other UConn libraries after signing in with your NetID

Save search results:

  • Add items to your Favorites after signing in with your NetID
  • Open Favorites and select all to export to RefWorks

Also try this general academic database:

Using Literature Databases to Find Articles

  • From the library home page (lib.uconn.edu), click on Databases
  • Click subject dropdown for Literature.
  • Start with Gale Literary Sources to find articles and overview essays. 
  • Then search MLA International Bibliography. Add keywords to your search of an author or piece of literature.

Access full text:

  • Click on UConn Full Text to open up a window. Click on the title in blue of full text source.
  • If "No full text available," click on Request a PDF.
  • Sign in with your NetID.

Save search results:

  • Add items to your folder
  • Access folder (at top of page), select all and click on Export  
  • Send to RefWorks or other citation manager

Search Google.com for web sites and articles.

  • protests "gay rights"
  • "social media" elections "united states"

To find books & articles, use keywords in the Library's General Search, i.e.:

  • internet safety
  • online privacy "social media"
  • Connecticut

To narrow results:

  • limit to Books or Peer-reviewed journals (for articles)
  • limit by subjects that are relevant to you
  • understand citations: is it a book or article?
  • identify the location of the book: is it in Stamford, online, or at another library?

Access full text:

  • Click on Online accessDownload PDF, or Available online for articles and then click on a database or collection
  • Click on Available at... for books in print
  • Request books from other UConn libraries after signing in with your NetID

Save search results:

  • Add items to your Favorites after signing in with your NetID
  • Open Favorites to manage citations

RefWorks

Save Citations to RefWorks

  • Use the Export tool in the databases or Send citation to in General Search to save reference in RefWorks, a citation management tool.
  • Add a folder for this assignment and create a bibliography when you finish your paper to copy and paste into your Word or Google doc.