Leslie L. Morgan
Office Hours available:
229 Coleman-Morse
112 Hesburgh Library

Elizabeth VanJacob
111 Hesburgh Library

Writing & Rhetoric

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  • Course Description: Writing & Rhetoric is designed to help students learn how to identify an issue and conflicting points of view. Students will learn how to craft an argument based on various sources of Information. This course stresses the identification and analysis of potential counter-arguments and aims to develop skills for writing a research proposal, for conducting original research, and for using information from the Hesburgh Libraries at the University of Notre Dame.

    The Writing & Rhetoric curriculum is comprised of three tracks:

    • Track I: WR13100: Current Events Writing & Rhetoric
    • Track II: WR13200: Community Writing & Rhetoric
    • Track III: WR13300: Multimedia Writing & Rhetoric
    Getting Started - Using the Hesburgh Library:
    1. Create your Inter Library Loan account
    2. Create your RefWorks® account (RefWorks® Information)
    3. Use the MyAccount® option in CatalogPlus® to review search history, book loans, fines & fees. (Sign in to CatalogPlus®, located on the top right of this link.)

    • CatalogPlus®. Find items in all the Hesburgh Libraries, including books, journals, DVDs and more.
    • The Library of Congress Classification system (LC) is utilized at the University of Notre Dame. Hesburgh Library Call Numbers & Locations.
    • WorldCat

      Over 125 million records for all types of materials owned by thousands of libraries worldwide; many can be borrowed through Interlibrary Loan.

    • Academic search premier (EBSCO)

      A large multicisciplinary database with much content available full-text.

    • America, history and life

      Provides abstracts of scholarly literature on the history and culture of the United States and Canada from prehistoric times to the present.

    • Art full text

      Indexes and abstracts articles on archaeology, architecture, art, motion pictures and photography in international periodicals.

    • Expanded academic ASAP

      Provides indexing, abstracts, and selected full text for 3,500+ scholarly journals, peer-reviewd and general interest periodicals embracing all academic disciplines.

    • MLA international bibliography

      International coverage of subjects that include literature, language and linguistics, literary theory, dramatic arts, folklore, and film.

    • Music index online

      Provides citations to music periodical literature, compiled from over 600 international music periodicals offering historiographic, ethnographic, and musicological data.

    • Periodicals index online

      Index to millions of articls in over 4,500 periodicals in the arts, humanities, and social sciences published beginning 1770 or subsequently; scope is worlwide, covering major Western languages.

    • Web of Science

      Multidisciplinary index to Arts and Humanities, Science and Technology and Social Sciences literature. Strong citation support -- find how many times an article has been cited and who cited it.

    • LexisNexis academic

      Provides full-text documents from over 5,600 news, business, legal, medical, and reference publications.

    • Factiva

      Provides access to global news and business information, including newspapers, same-day newswires, company reports, and media programs.

    • Proquest Historical Newspapers.

      Full text of major American newspapers, including African-American newspapers.

  • Leslie L. Morgan and Elizabeth Van Jacob are available to meet with you for Research Consultation that will:

    • Introduce you to the Hesburgh Libraries' information resources (in print, online, CD,microfiche, etc). Many First Year Students have found assistance in finding print sources by "Wandering the Stacks" helpful during a Research Consultation appointment.

    • Help you develop a Research Strategy (Concept Mapping) that will maximize your use of various resources available. You will learn how to create and refine an effective search strategy using controlled vocabulary and Boolean Search operators.

    • Feel free to email either of us to arrange a Research Consultation appointment. We are happy to meet with you in the following campus locations:
      • Rooms 112 & 111: 1st Floor - Hesburgh Library (located in the Current Periodicals area)
      • The First Year of Studies - Coleman-Morse Bldg: Room 229
      • The University Writing Program Loft: 3rd Floor - O'Shaughnessy Hall
      • The Information Desk @ the Hesburgh Library : 1st Floor of the Hesburgh Library

    • Feel free to use the Ask A Librarian Services (http://asklib.nd.edu/) when the First Year Librarians are not available to meet with you.
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