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ENGL 100: Welcome

Course guide for ENGL 100

Welcome to the Cañada College Library!

 

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  • The Library is on the 3rd floor of Bldg. 9.
  • Librarians can help you find the articles you need for your assignments and help you cite your sources correctly. 
  • The library's 71 desktop computers do not require a login and do not have a time limit.
  • The library has printers, copiers, and calculators
  • Group study rooms can be reserved up to one week ahead and you can meet with classmates in the library classroom.
  • Check out textbooks from the library's Course Reserves. 
  • The library is open every day except Sunday. Hours are Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Fridays, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.; and Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. during fall and spring semesters. During summer semester, the library is open Mondays through Thursdays, 8 a.m. to 7 p.m

Databases

The library offers dozens of databases, but we will focus on four:

  • Academic Search Complete and JSTOR, good overall database for articles in academic journals
  • Opposing Viewpoints, great for editorials and opinions
  • Statista, where you can create infographics to illustrate your topic.

Useful keywords for your database searches might be:

  • poverty AND childhood AND India

Shorten words to their base to net more results; i.e., instead of searching for "childhood," try child*. Placing an asterisk at the end of a word will retrieve results that include variations like children, children's or childhood,

Adjunct Faculty Librarian

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Cynthia McCarthy
Contact:
Cañada College Library
Bldg. 9, 3rd floor
408-306-3480

Works Cited Page

A Works Cited page shows your instructor what publications you used in your research.

  • The page is titled "Works Cited", which is centered at the top of the page.
  • The entire page, like the rest of your paper in MLA citation format, is in New York Times Roman font and 11-point type.
  • Citations are alphabetized by author.
  • Citations appear in a Hanging Indent, which is the reverse of what we usually see in publications where the first line is indented half an inch.

To create a Hanging Indent in Word or Google Drive, click on the small arrow in the lower right-hand corner of the Paragraph section. From there, choose Indentation in the middle of the dialog box. Choose Hanging from the drop-down menu under Special, as illustrated below:

Paragraph > Indentation > Special > Hanging