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College Writing 1

Research guide for College Writing 1 students

Welcome and Getting Assistance

This guide points to library resources that will assist you in completing your research essay.  The sources listed in this guide will be useful for many other classes as well.

Using the library resources and services here at Washington University is new for most of you. You shouldn't hesitate to ask questions.  We're here to help! Here are some ways to get assistance:

Contact Brian Vetruba, your class librarian. Brian can be contacted by email (, chat, or stop by his library office, room 124 of Olin Library.  Brian also has drop-in office hours, Tuesdays, 11am-12noon in Ridgley 319. You can also book an appointment with him

Contact the Olin Help Desk via chat, email, text (314-219-1462), or in-person

For a subject-specific question, you can contact a subject librarian

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