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LIBRARY GUIDE TO ESL 0069 - Writing for Academic Purposes

Where can I learn more?
Now what?
You've completed your interview and have a topic. Now you can explore the topic further to expand on it in your report.
Brainstorm keywords
Think of as many words as you can that relate to the topic. These are your keywords. You can use these words to search for more information.

You can create a mind map to help you think of all the possible keywords (ideas) related to the topic.

Find Facts in Reference Materials
Find facts and background information about your topic with reference resources like dictionaries and encyclopedias.

See what other people think
Check a newspaper or online news site to see what public opinion has to say about the topic.

The library has several historical news archives available to you.

Library News Resources

The library also has the Opposing Views database. You can read other student papers where they argue one side of a topic that is highly debated.

Opposing Viewpoints in Context
The premier full-text resource covering today’s hottest social issues, from Terrorism to Endangered Species, Stem Cell Research to Gun Control. Drawing on acclaimed series published by Greenhaven Press and other Gale imprints; brings together all the information that’s needed to fully understand an issue: pro and con viewpoint articles, reference articles that provide context, full-text magazines, academic journals, and newspapers, primary source documents, government and organizational statistics, multimedia, including images and podcasts, links to hand-selected web sites, and more!  Thanks to MeL. How to export to RefWorks
See what the library has
OU Libraries has books, journal articles, newspapers, videos, and more related to many topics and subject areas.

Use Library OneSearch to search the library's resources.
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