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Screenwriting Resources: Get Started

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This guide will help you find information about digital cinema. Click a link below to get started.

Articles: Click this link to find articles and journals.
Books & E-Books: Borrow a book from the library, or access e-books from home.
Reference Materials: Find background information on an unfamiliar topic.
Videos & Images: Stream videos from home, find a video in the library, or find images.
Websites: Use these resources from the web to complement your research.
Cite Sources: Give credit to your sources by citing properly in MLA format.
More Help: Tutorials and student support services can be found here.
Feedback: Contact a librarian and provide feedback about this guide.

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Mar. 24: Library Inked is a fun new project to showcase members of the NU community who are proud library users with tattoos! Our first story focuses on a student and faculty member in the Organizational Leadership program.

Mar. 21: Research tip! Try not to search in phrases or sentences like you would on Google. Instead, focus on just the most important keywords for your topic.

Mar. 16: Great news everyone! You can now login to access online Library resources using Single Sign-On (SSO). On the Library's authentication screen, simply click the SSO button to get logged in.

Mar. 4: Check out this retrospective video that looks back on just some of the things that the Library did in 2016. We're aiming to do even more in 2017, and we've got some great stuff planned!

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