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WRIT 1120: College Writing Research Guide

Resources, tools and research strategies for students enrolled in WRIT 1120

Getting Started

Start your research with our general databases: they cover most topics, and include articles from academic journals, magazines, and news sources.

For more help, see the library's Find Articles tutorial.

To find more resources, try a subject database related to your research topic!

Using Find It

If the article is not available in full-text within the database click the icon (available in many of the database) to help you retrieve the full-text article. Another window will open to MNCAT Discovery.

After clicking the UMD Find It icon, if the article is not available online or in the library, MNCAT Discovery will say "Check availability":

  • If you are not already logged into your library account, click Sign in to request
  • Click Interlibrary Loan and log in using your UMD credentials.
  • Choose "date needed by" and your department.
  • Submit your request.

If you need assistance contact a librarian.

Do you have more questions about FindIt? Check out this video from UMN Libraries on the subject


Find It Video