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JOU 208: Issues in 21st Century Sports Journalism

This guide includes library help information specially tailored for students in JOU 208. Fall 2022.

Getting Started with your Research

Some tips to get you started:

  • Understand your assignment.  What kind of information do you need?  Peer-reviewed journal articles, newspaper articles, books?
  • Know your deadlines.  It is so much easier to do your research early so that you will have plenty of time to write your paper.
  • Develop your topic.  Narrowing your broad idea to a specific question you want to research will save you much time and effort.
  • Brainstorm keywords.  Think about keywords related to each aspect of your topic to help in searching.

If you run into any trouble at any point in your research process, you can always Ask Us for help. 

Another advantage to starting your research early: you can schedule a consultation with a librarian. Librarians are here to help you navigate the many resources available to you, and a consultation is a great opportunity to make sure you are looking in the right places. Librarians are glad to help!

Introduction to UK Libraries

Introduction to UK Libraries is an interactive tutorial highlighting important resources and services such as research guides, printing, and more!

introduction to UK Libraries welcome screen

Become a Library Power User

Make sure you can access all your accounts.
  • Your InfoKat account: find due dates, renew books, see any fines, track your requests, save records and searches. Learn more about your borrowing privileges.
  • Your LinkbBlue account: get off-campus access to databases, articles, e-books, and more.
  • Your ILLiad account (uses your linkblue credentials): place orders, renew loans, access articles. Learn more about Interlibrary Loan.
  • It's a great idea to create your own accounts in EBSCOhost, JSTOR, Web of Science Core Collection, and other resources to save searches, records, make lists, etc.
You can get in-depth research help.
You can request the library materials you need for your research.
You can use rooms in the library for your work.
If you have any questions, please ask your librarian! We're here to help you.

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