WR121 Hickman: Observing the Ordinary

A library research guide for students in Paris Hickman's WR 121 course.

Researching Everyday Objects

Below you will find some specific books and online encyclopedias to search for credible information about the object you have selected. You may also be interested in browsing for objects in the ebook below titled An Uncommon History of Common Things.

Additionally, you can take a look at books and articles on your object by using the tabs at the top of this page. (If you have chosen to write about Twinkies, you're in luck!)

Books About Everyday Objects

Encyclopedia Sources

Take a look in PCC's two online encyclopedia collections for your object.

Simply type in the name of your object and scan through the search results. While not all objects will be represented, many will have helpful, focused encyclopedia entries.