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Welcome to your Library Course Guide for Fall Term!

Welcome to your Portland State University Library (PSU) course guide for Writing 121! Here you will find useful information about Library resources and services to support your college success! Take time to browse the web pages that you can access from the navigation bar. There are videos and screenshots that describe key ways to approach your research for papers and presentations.

If you have any questions, Ask a Librarian!

The BEAM Research Model Video

This three-minute  video explains the BEAM research model developed by Joseph Bizup (2008).

Inspiration from the Harold B. Lee Library, BYU

Your Librarian

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Kimberly Willson

ASE Research Model

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Use the acronym, ASE, for your research strategy!

your topic to discover keywords, related terms, synonyms. Use scholarly subject encyclopedias for background information.

for articles, books, and documentaries. List relevant databases.

the resources....Are they relevant? Are they current? Peer reviewed? Scholarly or popular?

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