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Supplemental Instruction Guide: Resources

Getting Started

Once you understand your assignment, it's time to move on to writing your thesis statement and coming up with some ideas.

Check out these resources for more information:

100 Thesis Statement Examples
See examples of thesis statements for a variety of topics and essay types.

Mind Mapping
Use this interactive tool to start brainstorming your topic
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Helpful Tutorials

Understanding the Assignment

Finding Sources

Use these multi-disciplinary databases and tutorials to locate information sources for your papers..

Academic Search Ultimate
Popular and scholarly resources including journals, magazine, and newspaper articles.

JStor
Provides access to the archives of leading academic journals across the humanities, social sciences, and sciences.

Google Scholar
Enables specific searches of scholarly literature, including peer-reviewed papers, theses, books, pre-prints, abstracts, and technical reports.

Your Librarian

Reliable News Sources

While a news source may be found in a reliable database, it is still important to critically evaluate the information.Peer-review and other forms of checks and balances make it more difficult for false information to get through, but these are not perfect systems.