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  • Workshop

Paper Writing Drop-In

Have questions about the paper-writing process? From brainstorming to troubleshooting, let our library staff help you put the pieces together to write a compelling paper, presentation, or other assignment.

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April 9, 2024, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Weigle Information Commons Rooms and Booths, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center (1st floor)
Open to Penn Students Only
Two students with laptops talking to one another in a study room.

These weekly drop-in sessions will be helpful if you are:   

  • Working on narrowing or refining your topic
  • Looking for the best primary sources, articles, books, chapters, and media to support your arguments, or looking for evidence to support those arguments
  • Wondering how to select and effectively use databases in your research
  • Unsure when and why you should cite your sources or create a bibliography, or want to know the best way to do this
  • Interested in getting all your notes from different sources organized   
  • Unsure about the best way to quote a source, or how much to quote

What to expect   

You'll get immediate, one-on-one help from Penn Libraries staff. And if we can’t answer your question, we’ll refer you to someone who can.  

How to prepare   

If your paper is already written, please bring it with you. If you’re still in the planning stages, just stop by!

Find us

We will be in the Weigle Information Commons. Enter Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center, walk past the Information Desk, turn left and continue down the hallway. You'll see us there!