Skip to main content
Library Logo WOU Home Library Home

WR 121 - Tillinghast

GOAL: Find examples of writing in your chosen field of interest or profession

Already know what type of writing is done in your field of interest?

Try targeted Google searches. Examples:

Interior design concept statement

Elementary school lesson plans

Nursing care plan

 

Try it below:

Google Web Search

Don't know what kind of writing is done in your chosen field?

Use Occupational Outlook Handbook to find out!

 

1. Go to The Occupational Outlook Handbook

2. Search for a job related to your field of interest

3. Once you find a job, read What They Do to find out about writing in that profession:

 

 

Once you've identified the types of writing in that field, go back to Google (above) and search for examples of that type of writing.

Formal Writing in the Profession

Another option is to find formal writing done in scholarly journals. The links below will direct you toward article databases where you can search for writing in a particular field.

This option works best if you have a topic in mind. For instance, you can use an Education database to find articles on a specific topic, like how to handle disruptive students in an elementary school class. If you have any questions about using article databases to find examples of formal writing, get in touch with your librarian.

ARTICLE DATABASES FOR SPECIFIC MAJORS

  EDUCATION

  NURSING

CRIMINAL JUSTICE

  BUSINESS

   PSYCHOLOGY 

HEALTH AND EXERCISE SCIENCE

  THEATER ARTS

   COMPUTER SCIENCE

SUBJECT DATABASES FOR ADDITIONAL MAJORS