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ENGL 1010-1011 First -Year Writing - Hartford  

Includes resources and searching tips for research
Last Updated: Jan 9, 2017 URL: Print Guide RSS UpdatesEmail Alerts

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This research guide is designed to help you: 

  • Refine a research topic by asking the right research questions
  • Develop effective search strategies
  • Familiarize yourself with the UConn Libraries' General Search
  • Use general academic databases for locating journal articles
  • Distinguish between scholarly and popular articles
  • Understand citations (e.g., books, articles, and book chapters) and knowing how to create in various styles
  • Evaluate web pages and identify those most relevant for a topic
  • Access the library from home using your NetID 
  • Understand various ways to request books, articles, and videos from other institutions. 


Click on the tabs above for more information on resources available.     


Getting Started


How do I access resources from home/office?
There is easy remote access with your NetID and Password. You'll be prompted to log in once you click on a database or ebook. There are also Mobile apps for research databases.

What if UConn doesn't own what I need?
There are many Document Delivery/Interlibrary Loan options to request resources from other libraries.

Where can I get help with bibliographies?
UConn subscribes to 
RefWorks which allows you to keep track of citations.  The library also has handouts of MLA guidelines

Your Librarian

Marsha M. Lee
Contact Info
UConn Hartford
Harleigh B. Trecker Library
1800 Asylum Avenue
W. Hartford, CT 06117

(860) 570-9030
Office Hours : By Appointment
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Assignment Calculator

The Assignment Calculator is a time management tool that outlines the process of researching and writing step by step and provides Librarian-recommended links for expanded understanding of each task along the way.

Based on the original Assignment Calculator from the University of Minnesota Libraries.



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