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CORE 1000: Writing as a Way of Life

Research guide for students in Dr. Paul Lynch's Ignite Seminar: Writing as a Way of Life (Fall 2022)

Scholarship is a Conversation

Your (Un) Critical Introduction needs to be in dialogue with other sources. But, what does that mean? It means that scholarship is a conversation that you can contribute to! Learn more by watching this short video.

Source: “Research 101: Scholarship Is A Conversation" by University of Washington Libraries.

Find Secondary Sources

SLUth Search Plus includes articles published in scholarly journals, magazines, and newspapers as well as books, and ebooks. It's very multidisciplinary in scope, so you can use it to find credible sources of information on any topic. It includes about 100 of the SLU Libraries 400 (or so) subscription databases and the SLU Libraries Catalog. So, you're not searching everything the SLU Libraries have, but you're searching a lot. 

Learn how to use SLUth Search Plus by watching this short video.

If you're specifically looking for books in the SLU Libraries, you may find that searching the SLU Libraries Catalog is easier than searching SLUth Search Plus. Remember, you don't need to read the whole book to use it! Use the table of contents and index to find relevant chapters!

Learn how to find books on a topic using the SLU Libraries Catalog by watching this short video.

Locate Full Text

                Find It @ SLU

Look for the Find It @ SLU button to locate the full text of an article. If you don't see a link to a PDF for an article in your search results, the Find It @ SLU button will search the library's resources for a copy of the article. If it doesn't locate one, it will provide you with a link to place a request via Interlibrary Loan.

If you can't find the full text of an article via SLU Libraries, you can place an Interlibrary Loan request for it. After you place your request, you'll receive an email with the article within a few business days.

If you've located an article from a particular journal and want to see if SLU Libraries provide access, you can use the "Journal Titles" search on the library homepage.

Cite Your Sources