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ENGL 100 Gangel: Welcome

Course guide for ENGL 100 taught by Prof. Gangel

Welcome to the Cañada College Library!

Greetings! Your college library offers services and resources to help you with your homework.

Librarians can help you find the articles you need for your assignments. Librarians can help you cite your sources correctly. Find us on the third floor of Building 9 and just ask to talk to a librarian.

Library computers are available and do not require a login or have a time limit. The library has printers, copiers, and calculators. Group study rooms allow you to meet with classmates to work on projects together. We have textbooks you can check out from Course ReservesWe open at 8 a.m. and stay open until 7 p.m. during summer and 9 p.m. during fall and spring. We are to help students.


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

  • Academic Search Premier 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
  • truncate, or shorten, childhood into child*

MLA Citation guides

Core Elements



  1.      Author

  2.      Title of Source

  3.      Title of Container

  4.      Other Contributors

  5.      Version

  6.      Number

  7.      Publisher

  8.      Publication Date

  9.      Location



Note that the publication format isn’t considered. MLA no longer cares if your information comes from a book, magazine, streamed video, or whatever. The publisher is what’s important, not the mode you use to access it.





Adjunct Faculty Librarian

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Cynthia McCarthy
Cañada College Library
Bldg. 9, 3rd floor