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
- AND returns results
containing all terms
Darfur AND United Nations
- OR returns results with either
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
- 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