A - U.S. Refugee Protection and Resettlement PolicyB - Next Steps for the U.S. in AfghanistanC - US Intervention in Failed StatesD - How to 'Make' European Citizens: Confronting the Democratic Challenge: Strategies for the EUE- China and the Great Recession of 2007-09F - The Commission on Russian-American RelationsG - Biofuels and Human Rights: Guatemala Case StudyJ - US Security Policy in the Asia-Pacific Region: 2020
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Research and writing support for students writing qualifying papers and participating in Task Force
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Sample successful Task Force papers from previous years.  Useful for the workshop activities and beyond.



Welcome to the Research & Writing Web for SIS Task Force! These pages provide access to resources - article databases, catalogs, reference books, web sites - to help you prepare for both qualifying papers and Task Force success. Choose a tab above for information about specific research types.


Article Database Research Tips

Searching databases: 

  • AND returns results containing all terms
         Darfur AND United Nations
  • OR returns results with either term
          United Nations OR UN OR Security Council
  • Placing terms in parentheses ( ) indicates separate concepts, like an equation, (A or B) and C
          Darfur AND (
    United Nations OR UN OR Security Council)
  • Placing two or more words in quotation marks “ “ returns results using that specific phrase
          "United Nations”
  • Truncation (*) returns results with a root word and any ending
          genocid* [finds genocide, genocides, genocidal  ...]
     Note: some databases use different truncation symbols (* is most common; others include !, $, #). Check the online help if the asterisk doesn’t work

Find the full text of articles:

In the databases, use the “Check for UW Holdings” button to find online or print full-text.

Research from home :

To search from off-campus, use the log in button located in the top right corner of Libraries web pages



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