Welcome and About This Guide

This research guide has been designed for students in Toys' Stories, a Spring 2024 Expos course taught by Katie1975 add for Playdoh showing dog with elephant nose in primary colors Baca.

The resources and strategies described on this page are specifically targeted: they represent our first best guesses at where you might find the information you'll need to execute Essay 3 successfully.

Remember that good research is often about following up on hunches, testing out a hypothesis and then seeing where else (or to what else) it leads.

Language will be essential to the effort.  You may need to try several combinations of search terms, in fact, before you strike gold.

Let me know how I can help as your work on Essay 3 gets underway. We can triage by email or set up a time to meet in Lamont for a longer talk about your project.

Enjoy your research adventure! 

Sue Gilroy Librarian for Undergraduate Writing Programs, Lamont Library


Image, right: Play-Doh ad, 1975, courtesy of the Strong National Museum of Play