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ENG W509: Introduction to Writing and Literacy Studies

This guide was created in connection with a library instruction session in fall 2015. Please contact the librarian if you have questions.


Welcome to the English W509 course guide. This guide was created to help you navigate the library's resources and to provide information about information literacy. It will also provide you with resources to support your growing knowledge of Writing and Literacy Studies.

The guide is organized around the 5-step research process graphic below. You can navigate using the pages on the left (or at the top, if you're on a mobile device or small screen).

Please contact me with questions or to request a consultation. I am YOUR librarian and I'm here to help throughout your graduate school experience. My contact information is in the box on the left.

Library Website

This course guide pulls in resources from the library website, but it is not meant to replace the website. Please take time to familiarize yourself with the library site (link below), IUCAT (center search box), and the databases (scroll down & click the Databases icon). 

First things first, please go to the library home page by clicking on the link below. Click on 'Services' at the top of the page and look for "Borrowing." Click on "Interlibrary Loan." Everyone should register their ILL account. First time users will have to provide their name, address, etc.