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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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