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LIBRARY GUIDE TO WRT 1050 - Composition I

Rhetorical Analysis
Editorial and Opinion Pieces
New York Times

USA Today

Los Angeles Times

Political Cartoons
From the Association of Editorial American Cartoonists
Library of Congress
The largest library in the world, the Library of Congress provides access to millions of resources, including photographs, newspapers, maps, and more.

AP Images
From the Associated Press, "AP Images is the world's largest collection of historical and contemporary photos." (from website)

Ad*Access Project
"Over 7,000 U.S. and Canadian advertisements covering five product categories - beauty and hygiene, radio, television, transportation, and WWII propaganda - dated between 1911 and 1955." (from website)

Restricted to OU students, faculty, and staff ARTstor
ARTstor is a nonprofit digital library of more than one million images in the arts, architecture, humanities, and social sciences with a suite of software tools to view, present, and manage images for research and pedagogical purposes.

Unrestricted Resource Reveal Digital: Independent Voices
A growing collection of magazines, journals, and newspapers of the independent alternative press of the 1960s-1980s. Good primary sources for the history of feminists, dissident GIs, campus radicals, Native Americans, anti-war activists, Black Power advocates, Latinos, gays, lesbians and more.
Writing in Your Field
Research Databases
Looking for writing in your field? Try a search in one of our subject databases -- just choose your major subject and then select the recommended "best bet" database on the right-hand side. 

Reading Scholarly Articles is an in-depth tutorial on what you'll see when you look at peer-reviewed research in the sciences and social sciences. 
Career Resources
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OU Career Services
Explore all of OU’s 130 undergraduate majors, including degree plans, sample job titles and salary outlooks for each one." (from website)

LearningExpress Library
Find career exploration guides, career match tools, and more.
Popular vs. Scholarly Sources

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Evaluating Sources
What Types of Sources to Use When
What Types of Sources to Use When
Library Contact
Picture: Beth Wallis

Beth Wallis
Professor & Associate Dean

Office: 300D Kresge Library
Office Hours: By appointment
Writing Help

Writing Resources for Students
Find in-depth information about the mechanics of writing, MLA/APA citations, avoiding plagiarism, and more.

Writing Center
The consultants can help you with every stage of the writing process.


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