Welcome to your ENGL 1001 resource guide! As you know, this course introduces students to critical reading as the backbone of good writing and encourages students to try various techniques to enrich their writing. It focuses on the writing process, the fundamentals of composition, and the structure of argument.
This library guide will help you navigate various types of library sources and prepare you to write a research paper on a topic of your choosing. The guide is organized by tabs, above. Each tab has links that will help you Navigate the Library, Develop your Topic (with reference sources), Find Books, Articles, Images or Video, and Cite your work.
We recognize that this semester looks different. Below please find links to important information about contactless pickup, study seat reservations, and off-campus access to electronic resources.
Please reach out to me with your questions using my profile links at right, or use the Ask a Librarian box at right for an immediate response.
CU Boulder affiliates (students, staff, faculty) may make an appointment for contactless pickup of materials.
Materials are packaged in paper bags for each individual and made available on the east entrance lobby of Norlin Library (near the Sundial Plaza). Please follow Boulder and campus health guidelines when picking up materials.
For more information, see this page.
During academic terms, current CU Boulder students, staff and faculty may reserve individual study seats; except for print job pickups, individual study seat reservations are required in library spaces.
Reservations can be made in 45 minute increments, up to 135 minutes per request. You'll need to use your valid BuffOne card to access the Libraries' spaces.
For reservations and more information please see this page.
When you are off campus and you click on a link to a resource on the libraries website, you will see an authentication screen that looks like this:
Screenshot of federated identity service
CU-Boulder students, staff and faculty: Log in with your Identikey username and password and you will be linked directly to the resource.
CU-Boulder's VPN service provides a secure connection to the campus network from any location, as long as the device has an internet connection. The VPN can be used to access campus resources (e.g. most library resources, file servers) or to securely browse the Internet. CU-Boulder Faculty, Staff and Student affiliations automatically receive a VPN entitlement.
Learn more and find download instructions and steps.