Library Resources for English 100
For general help with research for English courses, please go to the English Research Guide.
For help with any assignment, Ask a Librarian in person, on the phone, via email, or chat.
Research Roadmap is a set of brief tutorials with basic information for conducting library research. It explains
- primary and secondary sources
- popular and scholarly, or peer-reviewed, articles
- how to
- select a topic
- search effectively
- locate articles and books in the library and on the web
- evaluate the suitability of sources your find
- document your sources to avoid plagiarism and participate in the scholarly conversation
Sources to help with topic selection:
Finding Opposing Viewpoints has sources for investigating the pros and cons of an issue.
Video Research Tutorials explain how to use selected databases and library services.
Articles & Databases: English 100 describes recommended online resources for English 100 assignments.
Interpreting Search Results shows how to recognize the citations to different kinds of publications.
The MLA format is used for citing sources in English research and criticism. This format is explained in the MLA Handbook for Writer of Research Papers. The Library has several copies. The Citation Machine will format most references according to MLA rules. Search the Web for "citation generators" to find others.
Help with Writing Assignments has links and tips for finding material in our Library.