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ISP100: Writing for University and Beyond

This guide contains general research and citation resources for ISP100. This guide also supports students enrolled in ISP010: The Basics of Writing in English.

Welcome

Welcome to the research guide for ISP100: Writing for University and Beyond. This guide contains information to help you find, evaluate, and cite research materials for your course assignments.

Navigating this guide

Use the tabs on the left to get started:

  • Articles: Links to recommended databases and scholarly journals.
  • Books: Small selection of introductory titles to get you started.
  • Finding sources: Tips on the search process, evaluating sources, and saving them for later use.
  • Peer review: Overview of the peer review process, plus resources to help check whether your sources are peer reviewed.
  • Citations: General info and links to detailed guides on citing in APA Style.

If you need extra help with your research, consult the Ask the Experts box below to contact our reference specialists and ask your question, or click the Email Me button to contact your librarian and schedule a consultation.

 

Ask the Experts

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Book a Research Consultation  

Need more assistance, you can also Book a Consultation with a reference specialist.

Need subject-specific assistance with an assignment? UTM Library has liaison librarians for every program. Email your UTM Liaison Librarian to schedule a virtual research consultation. 

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