Student Services Librarian
by Melissa Browne – July 30, 2021
Welcome! Use the resources on this guide to find information for your Genre Research Report.
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 during Summer 2021.
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.
To find examples of the writing genre you are analyzing, consider using these approaches:
–> Leverage Subject searches to find books that discuss specific genres or writing conventions in your discipline/profession
–> Search Terms:
–> To limit your Results to eBooks:
STRATEGY #2: Use an Advanced Google Search
–> Use “this exact word or phrase” and “any of these words” to search for genre examples. You might also consider limiting your search by domain, e.g. edu, gov, org
1. Watch these brief videos for tips on creating and refining a search strategy, and navigating the library’s Subject Guides effectively:
2. Take the UWP101 Library Quiz to check your understanding of the strategies discussed in the library videos
3. Search for articles: UC Davis Library Subject Guides
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)