UWP 101 (Bright)

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.

Melissa Browne

Student Services Librarian



In this Guide:

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.

  • Login to Pulse Secure with your UC Davis Kerberos ID and Duo two-factor authentication
  • Check your Connection by accessing this article from the journal Computers in Human Behavior, about email communication strategies and team dynamics

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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:

    • Geography, i.e. location or setting
    • Aspect/Angle
    • Population

TOPIC: Impact of the pandemic on relationships

RESEARCH QUESTION: How has the pandemic affected friendships (A) among students (P) at colleges/universities (G)?

CQ Researcher

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.

Access World News

Use this database to search for news articles from thousands of sources from around the U.S. and the world.

The Atlantic: Essential Coronavirus Coverage

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.

The Economist: Coverage of the Coronavirus

See the instructions to set up your account and access news articles from The Economist.