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ENG 112: Naked

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Book cover for Naked by David Sedaris

Naked by David Sedaris


Use the resources listed in this guide to begin your research. Make sure that you pay attention to the search tips and examples featured on each page. They will help make your research more successful. 


If you are having trouble finding sources for your assignment, ask a librarian for help.

Search for Articles, E-books and More

You can jump right in to searching for resources by using Summon. Just type a few keywords on any topic that interests you in the search box to find a variety of library resources including full-text articles, e-books, and more.

Summon Search

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Search Tips and Examples:

Use the following examples as a guide for what to type in the Summon search box:

  • David Sedaris AND Naked
  • Tourette
  • adolescent homosexuality
  • "middle class" AND 1960
  • "Dorothea Dix"
  • "nudist camps"‚Äč

Once you have a list of results, use the options in the side bar to refine your results by date, type of resource, subject, etc.

Find More...

There are many themes that flow out of Sedaris's Naked . You may need to search other types of databases in order to find articles on the topic or theme that you have chosen.

Off-Campus Access

Paw: Indicates that a password is needed to access the resource from off campus.The username and password to access databases from off campus are similar to what you use to access the PCC portal (myPittCC) and Moodle. The only difference is that you DO NOT include the last part of your email address ( in the username. Generic logins are available to community residents with PCC library cards, and others who are enrolled in or are affiliated with PCC programs and continuing education courses. Have questions? Ask us!