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WRIT 190: Writing Workshop (BMC)

WRIT 190: Writing Workshop; Spring 2020; Prof. Callaghan, Prof. DiPasquale

Welcome to Library Bootcamp!!

Quick Overview

  • Bryn Mawr has three libraries on campus, each focusing on different academic disciplines.
  • Tripod is the library catalog. Use it to find and access materials from across the TriCollege Libraries.
  • The Research Guides will help you find and access research tools and vetted academic sources, such as scholarly articles databases, books from the catalog, visual resources, and useful websites.
  • Books and articles not available in Tripod may be requested via interlibrary loan.
  • Librarians are available and happy to assist you with in-depth research and answer questions about the libraries.

Need Help?

If you need help ask a Librarian!  We will help you with your research.  


Schedule an online appointment for a personal research session. 


Get Help! Subject Specialists

The librarians are here to help you! Email with your questions, contact any of us directly by email, or make an online appointment.


Joyce Angelucci

Astronomy, Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Environmental Studies, Geology, Math, Physics

Kate Blinn

Anthropology, Economics, Environmental Studies, Political Science, Sociology 

Camilla MacKay

Archaeology, Classical Languages & Studies/Greek and Latin, History of Art

Alex Pfundt

‚ÄčEducation, Health Studies, Psychology, Social Work

Eric Pumroy

History, Philosophy

Laura Surtees

Archaeology,  Cities, Classical Languages & Studies, History of Art

Arleen Zimmerle

Africana Studies, Comparative Literature, East Asian Studies, English, Creative Writing, Dance, Film Studies, Languages, Theater, Writing

Scholarly vs Popular Sources - University of Rhode Island

Exploring your Topic

Tips for Better Searching

Where do I start? Multidisciplinary Databases

Subject Specific Databases

To search more article databases, see the RESEARCH GUIDES page.

Philadelphia Newspapers - These are NOT scholarly sources

ASSIGNMENT - Library Bootcamp

After reading this page and watching the tutorials, please search the databases listed and find at least ONE scholarly article on your topic. (While there may not be anything scholarly on your specific Philadelphia topic, there will be scholarly articles on your broader topic.)

Everyone, please post ONE citation to a scholarly article on your topic in MLA format in the Library Bootcamp Moodle forum by April 6th.

Please also post any research questions that these tutorials did not answer, or any problems you are having finding articles, and we will post answers!

After you have found your scholarly articles, here are tips for reading them!