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Workshop: Research

I recently gave workshops on Research for Writers, (at Women Writing the West and Surrey International Writers Conference) and rather than do printed handouts, I am posting all the information here so it is readily available and clickable.

Library Love

Librarians to follow on Twitter: @surlyspice

, @superwendy

Bowling Green State University Pop Culture Library @BGSU_PopCultLib

BGUS also has an “Ask Us” feature on their website.

New York Public Library: @nypl and @askNYP

This hashtag on Twitter can be a great way to find answers to really obscure research questions: #AskALibrarian

Finding Research Books:

Library books:

A caveat and caution here–not all the books you may find via these links are legitimate legal copies. Always use caution when downloading books

, and use to due diligence to ensure that it is available in the public domain.

To Purchase:


Check your local library’s online offering of databases–many will be accessible without having to pay. Some popular ones include:


Other Sources:




200 Best Sites for Writers – A wide range of links for writers.

Google cheat sheet:


One comment to “Workshop: Research”

  1. Tai Loraine Smith
    October 28th, 2019 at 8:37 am · Link

    I know a lot of those, but I appreciate the accessible lists!! Thank you for sharing!

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