Student Services Librarian
by Melissa Browne – January 18, 2022
Welcome! Use the resources on this guide to find information for your Annotated Bibliographies and White Papers.
For a comprehensive listing of search tools, visit the UC Davis Library website.
Please see Coronavirus: Library Resources and Services for more information about using the library.
If you are doing your research from off-campus, follow the instructions to set up the library’s VPN (virtual private network), Pulse Secure, so you can access journal articles, books and book chapters.
Consider these questions as you begin your information research:
1. Topic/Research Question: What do you already know? What do you want to investigate?
2. Sources: What types of information would inform your thinking?
|Types of Sources:||Research Tool:|
|Books & Book Chapters||UC Davis Library Catalog|
|General Audience and Peer-Reviewed Articles||Databases (via Subject Guides)|
|Web Sources (e.g. reports, organizations)||Commercial Search Engine(s), e.g. DuckDuckGo, Google|
3. Search: What has been published in credible sources?
4. Analyze/Refine: Revision is part of the research (and writing) process!
Narrow the G_A_P to move from Topic to Research Question:
TOPIC: Impact of the pandemic on relationships
RESEARCH QUESTION: How has the pandemic affected friendships (A) among students (P) at colleges/universities (G)?
This tool includes journalistic reports on a range of political and social-policy issues. Each report is footnoted and includes an overview, background section, chronology, bibliography and debate-style pro-con feature.
Use this database to search for news articles from thousands of sources from around the U.S. and the world.
Browse magazine articles about different aspects of the pandemic. Note: The UC Davis Library has fulltext access to content from The Atlantic through several databases, including MasterFILE Premier.
See the instructions to set up your account and access news articles from The Economist.
What is Peer Review? (pdf)
Chat, Email, or Make An Appointment with a Librarian (for assistance with your research)
Make an Appointment with a Writing Specialist or Tutor or Submit Writing for Feedback (for feedback on your draft)