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SSI1-108 Empowering Technologies: Energy in the 21st Century

SSI Research at Collins Library

You can use this research guide to get started with your five minute speech assignment for Prof. Spivey's SSI course. As it states in your syllabus, the purposes of this assignment are as follows:

  • To give you practice looking for articles in magazines and newspapers;
  • To give you additional practice with public speaking;
  • To provide an opportunity for you to learn more about an aspect of electrical power generation that interests you.

You can use library resources such as our research databases to find an article on the topic that you would like to investigate and use the citation page to help you write your Chicago notes/bibliography style reference for the article that you find. 

Work with a Peer Research Advisor!

Spring semester drop-in hours in Library 115 are:

Mon.  11:00am to 2:00pm; 3:00pm to 5:00pm
Tues. 10:00am to 12:00pm; 2:00pm to 3:00pm  
Wed.  10:00am to 3:00pm
Thurs. 11:00am to 12:00pm
Fri.  11:00am to 3:00pm
Sun. 1:00pm to 6:00pm

You also can make an appointment!

Make an appointment with Elias.  

Make an appointment with Lili.

Make an appointment with Claire.

peer research advisors



Get help now!

Ask a Librarian 24/7 service: Anytime, anywhere! This instant messaging reference service lets you chat with a librarian no matter what time it is. Puget Sound librarians can follow up if you leave your email address.

Best for: Questions that can't wait but come up when the library is closed; citation questions; tracking down specific books and articles.