This guide is intended to point you to resources that will be useful WRT 205 sections exploring Science Writing inquiries. The guide is organized into the following set of pages (which you can see listed in tabs above).
Emphasis in this guide has been placed on materials that are available electronically and in full text.
If you have questions or need help using any of these resources at any time, get in touch with a librarian.
SUMMON is a tool that allows you to search multiple resources at the same time with a single search query. Summon searches most of the journal, magazine, and newspaper resources available through subscription databases, as well as the Classic Catalog, the Syracuse University Digital Collections, and the SUrface repository. This means that your results will include both electronic and print resouces.
So, since SUMMON covers a huge variety of types of material and topics, and it can be great place to start uncovering what is available. Try an exploratory search on your topic. You'll no doubt find thousands of results-- from there you can add terms to narrow your search or filter by item type (newspaper, for example) to learn more about the topic.
You also may find it helpful to exlcude newspaper articles and book reviews from your searches-- either do this by filtering on the left-hand of the page, or use the Advanced Search feature to exclude them before you search.
Credo Reference offers full-text, searchable access to a large collection of reference booksin a variety of fields. View entries from multiple discipines and sources side by side.
Use this tool to find background information on your topic, locate related disciplines, issues, and people, and uncover relationships among terms.
Use the Concept Map tool for a graphical approach to exploring terms.
CQ Researcher provides full-text access to reports from Congressional Quarterly on a wide variety of timely, controversial, and emerging issues in public policy.
Treat CQ Researcher like an encyclopedia-- it's a great tool to get you started thinking about a topic, to inform your searching, and to highlight perspectives and historical context for your topic. Using what you have learned from CQ Researcher, you'll be equipped with the key terms and themes that will help you to locate strong sources on your topic. CQ Researcher can help point you to the sources that you will eventually cite.