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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 2023).

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Jamie Emery
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CORE 1000: Ignite Seminar Library Research Tutorial

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. 

Some sources will include full-text, but others will include the Find it @ SLU button which links to full-text when available and if not available, gives you the option to request articles for free through Interlibrary Loan's ILLiad service.

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.

Cite Your Sources

Scholarship is a Conversation

Your (Un)critical Introduction needs to be in dialogue with other sources. But, what does that mean? Watch this short video to find out!

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