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COM1010 Research Tutorial

Your Guide to a Successful Speech!

Access the Library Online

Investigate to learn more about the features and services available to you. Click on the following areas of the home page to learn what they are: QuickSearch (the default white search box), Article Databases, Research Guides, Summon, and Ask-A-Librarian (located under Help).


To learn more about specific resources available to you, see the boxes below.

QuickSearch & Summon Search

Using Summon

Summon helps you find books, e-books, full-text articles from journals, magazines, and newspapers, as well as other resources such as dissertations, available from Wayne State University libraries. Learn more about using Summon in the handout linked below. Type in your topic and go, with Summon.

Article Databases

There is a video that demonstrates how to search in an article database in step 5, until then, you can check out the handout below for a quick guide to using article databases. Note: when finding articles you think might be interesting, it's helpful to read the abstracts, if available, to get a brief synopsis of what the article is about.

Research Guides