UW Writing

Hello UW Writing Students!  Here I have gathered some sources that might be helpful in your quest for information related to Joan Didion's Sentimental Journeys.  This is by no means a definitive list of sources for you, but this should provide you with a great starting point.  As always, if you have questions, please ask!

Kennedy Paid Databases:  The following are the databases I suggest using for your research on this project.  You are obviously able to use ANY of our databases, but I have done a cursory search for your needs on the following two.

Instructions: To access each of the following databases, you use our school's username and password.  

USERNAME: jfkchs
PASSWORD: lancers

ProQuest Research Library   I highly suggest you check here first -- there is a News & Newspapers section in which you can search articles on the Central Park Jogger and other similar cases.

History Study Center Here you will find both primary and secondary sources, including maps, journals, letters, diaries, and videos.  ProQuest is probably the better source for newspaper articles, but the HSC certainly has great material as well.

General Resources

InstaGrok is the coolest educational search engine I've ever seen.  In this paid service, the information is curated and presents in a mind map format.  If you created an account for another class, there is no need to create a new one.  If you've never had an account on InstaGrok before then, after  you click on InstaGrok, go to "Log in." Select "student" from the drop down menu and create your username and password.  I suggest using either your Kennedy computer login or your Skyward login.  Under class code write "Vinson" and now you can save your searches, pin sources, take notes, and create your bibliography.  

Internet Archive was founded to build an Internet library. Its purposes include offering permanent access for researchers, historians, scholars, people with disabilities, and the general public to historical collections that exist in digital format.

Some suggestions for cases: