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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. Here are a few:

bookshelves

  • Librarians can help you find the articles you need for your assignments and help you cite your sources correctly.
  • Library computers 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.
  • You can check out textbooks from Course Reserves
  • The library opens at 8 a.m. and stays open until 7 p.m. during summer and 9 p.m. during fall and spring.

We are to help students. Find us on the third floor of Building 9 and come over to the reference desk.

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Databases

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

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,

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.

 

 

 

Books

Adjunct Faculty Librarian

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