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English Courses & Research

EN 221 Fiction Writing Nolan

Use the page "Research a historical aspect or detail"--and incorporate the additional tips below

Become familiar with the call number areas of your library

We use the Dewey Decimal System at Vogel Library:

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Dewey Decimal System image

More tips about using websites to research for your fiction:

  • Online info that should be legit:
    • Museum sites
    • Archives sites
    • Association sites
  • Online info that you shouldn't use as sole sources:
    • amateur historians
    • blogs
    • podcasts
    • newspaper sources
    • Wikipedia

Scavenge other guides at our library, such as these:


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