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Writing Studies & Composition: Useful Information

This guide is designed to give you some tips on how to find information for your WSC assignments. You are often expected to find information in a variety of disciplines. This guide shows you some of the databases that may be useful to you.

Basic Library Information

Check the easy-to-use interactive  Library Basics Tutorial to find out what we have, where to find it, how to access it, and what services we offer you.

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Information Sheets: Printable Handouts and Guides

Distinguishing Between Scholarly and Popular Books: A chart showing differences between scholarly and popular books

Distinguishing Between Scholarly and Popular Articles: A chart showing some of the hints you can use for identifying scholarly journals.

Identifying Sources in Works Cited Lists and Bibliographies:: When reading a bibliography or works cited list, how do you know what type of source you are dealing with? Look at this guide for some clues.

Glossary: Confused by some of the library terms you hear? Look hereere are some definitions.

Contact Information

Ann Grafstein, M.L.S, Ph.D.
Professor of Library Services
902H Axinn Library
516-463-5052

ann.grafstein@hofstra.edu

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