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WR115 Self Guided

Getting Reference Help

  • E-mail a Question to Reference
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  • Chat reference: Please use the form below
  • We recommend that you include an e-mail address so that you can receive a transcript of your chat and so the library can send you any followup help.

Link to WR115 Research Guide

Welcome to the library's asynchronous tutorial for WR115!  The tutorial consists of some brief videos and a quiz. The quiz will allow you to print or download a certificate which you can submit to prove that you have completed the tutorial.

You may have to use your Chemeketa login to access the videos. Links to the resources described are included here so that you can visit them and try them out.

Library Mini-Tour

Intro to the Library Site

Primo Library Search

Sources for Topics and Arguments

One problem many students have is finding a research topic and focusing it down to a question that would make for a good thesis.  The following resource, CQ Researcher, is an excellent place to find a good, manageable topic and to find arguments regarding it.

Another good source for topics and information is the New York Times.  You can create a free account for the web site It's easy with the instructions below.

Using an Encyclopedia Database