Welcome, English 100 & English 105 students!
This guide will supply you with information about finding books and articles to help you write your paper.
You will explore books, databases and Internet websites that are full of information, and help you figure out which sources are most useful for your information need.
You will also learn what a database is and how to use one.
Actually, one of the best ways to start a research project is with pre-research -- looking up key concepts or people or events in your topic in an overview source, to get context, background, and an idea of how big or complex the topic is. Click on the tab above for Overview Sources to see some good places to do pre-research for your assignment in this class.
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