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Technical Writing: Technical Writing

Library and web resources for technical writing.

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This LibGuide provides tips for choosing useful resources to assist with your Technical Writing assignments.

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Resources for Your Technical Writing Studies

How To Find the Information You Need.

Broad Searches  If you want to see large amounts of information - books, journal articles, DVDs and more -  and you don’t mind looking at a few things that you might not need, use RTC's OneSearch.

 

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Focused Searches  When you know exactly what you need.

  • If you need journal articles, click on the Articles tab, and learn about ProQuest, CINAHL, and other databases.
  •  If you need books, click on the Books tab, and learn how to find books in the RTC Library Catalog, or eBooks in RTC databases.
  • If you need web resources, click on the Web Sites tab. This page lists helpful web sites on many accounting topics. 

 

Not Finding What You Want?

  • Try another way of describing your topic.  Instead of "car" try "automobile". Instead of "movie" try "motion picture".
  • Think about the age of the material you need.
    • If you are researching something that is a established fact, try books or encyclopedias (found in the RTC Catalog), or eBooks (found in Credo Reference or the Community College eBook collection through the RTC Library Database page). Examples of established facts include "a description of how cost accounting works", or "relationships between accounting ratios".
    • If you are researching something new, like "the latest trends in accounting" or "new legislation affecting accounting", try journal and newspaper articles (found in ProQuest on the database page.)

 

Need More Help?

 If you're not sure what you need, or how to begin, come in to RTC Library, call us at (425) 232-2331, or email us at librarian@RTC.edu. If it's after hours, try our reference chat service AskWA.  We'll be glad to help.

 

*** RTC Learning Resource Center Writing Support ***

Bring your project, including any instructions or rubrics, and a flash drive, to C105 (in the library building) during the quarter:

Mondays - Friday, 10pm - 6pm

Tutors will work one-on-one with students from all programs, backgrounds, and skill levels on course and career-related projects.  They will discuss writing strategies, help you identify the strengths and weaknesses of your writing and show you how to become your own independent editor to proofread and correct errors.

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