a. Documentation (in-text citations, bibliographies)
b. Revision
c. Grammar
d. Vocabulary
e. Finding and choosing sources
f. Multimodal design



Works Cited basics from May 6/7 classes
















Finding and choosing sources
Research help from TRU Library:
-Popular, trade, and academic periodicals: What’s the difference?
Research guides by subject

Scholarly, peer-reviewed articles

  • EBSCO Academic Search Complete. A massive database of scholarly articles across the disciplines (requires library login)
  • JSTOR is a collection of over 600 scholarly, peer-reviewed journals in the arts, humanities and social sciences. Easier to navigate than EBSCO. Requires library login


Not “scholarly” but still valuable sources

  • Canadian newspapers (require library login)
  • Current journalism and opinion writing: (Canadian) The Globe and Mail, The Walrus, The Tyee, (American) The New York Times, The Washington Post, Harper’s, The Atlantic, Salon, Slate, The New Yorker, The Toast, Colorlines, The Economist, The New Inquiry, The Chronicle of Higher Education, (overseas/international) The Guardian, Al-Jazeera
  • Movie Review Query Engine, Rotten Tomatoes
  • PLoS (Public Library of Science) Blogs (on new discoveries and debates, written by reputable scientists for a general audience)
  • Google Books: Search for and look inside millions of books. (Is a book scholarly or generally reputable? Check the publisher and year.)


A note about web sources: Look for .edu,, .gov, or in URLs. Don’t use any websites that have “essay” or “study” in the URL. Why? Because they’re usually awful, and produced by “content farms” (the internet’s equivalent of sweatshops).


Multimodal design

Slides for June 8/9, with links