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Research Guides

Expository Writing Instructor Portal: Student Research Tools

A portal for Expository Writing instructors that includes sample assignments, course outcomes, and supplementary research resources.

What's in the Guide


Welcome to the English 131 Student Research Guide! Here's what's in the guide:

  • Intro to the UW Libraries- learn about the UW Libraries including library locations and how to study from home
  • Research Topics - learn how to define a research topic, generate search terms, and develop a research question
  • Background Resources- links to encyclopedias, dictionaries, and more
  • Books - learn how to search WorldCat to find books in the UW Libraries and beyond
  • Articles - links to journal and newspaper databases. 
  • Annotated Bibliographies - learn what an annotated bibliography is and how to write one
  • Evaluating Resources - learn how to determine whether or not a resource is appropriate for your research
  • Citations - learn how to cite your resources
  • Getting Help - information about getting research help from librarians and useful links for resources.
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