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English & Communication at UCBA

A starting point for your research in all areas of english and communication.

Library Pre-Work

Please complete the pre-work noted in Steps 1-2 (see below) so you're ready to go for the library instruction class!    

Questions? Contact Lauren Wahman, UCBA Librarian, at

Step 1: Watch Key Concepts & Keywords

This video introduces the process for identifying key concepts and other related words from your research question.  To get started using your research question, download the Key Concepts & Keywords worksheet (Word document).  Note: this is a two column worksheet so you can use either side.

Step 2: Watch Academic Search Complete Tutorial

This short video introduces Academic Search Complete, a UC Libraries database.  

Reminder: Write down questions you have about this database and bring those to the library instruction class.

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