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ENGL 100 Fast Food Nation: Home

Subject Guide


Welcome, English 100 students! 

This guide will help you find an outside source that you can use for your compare and contrast essay. It will also help you to locate the variety of resources you will need to write your research essay about an issue raised in Fast Food Nation (can also be applied to Stuffed and Starved).

You will explore books, databases and Internet websites that are full of information.

You will also learn what a database is and how to use one.


TO GET STARTED: Click on one of the many tabs above this box:

  • Articles: This tab will lead you to a variety of subscription databases that contain short articles on myriad topics.
  • MLA: This tab provides a direct link to Diane Hacker's invaluable guide to MLA documentation and formatting requirements.
  • Wikipedia!? This tab will explain why Wikipedia should only be used as a starting point and should not be cited in a research paper. It also provides an alternative reference source: Gale Virtual Reference Library.
  • Books: Finally, this tab links you to the Peninsula Library System library online catalog.

The basics!

About the Library


Phone: (650) 306-3485


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Fridays, 8 a.m.-3 p.m.

Saturdays, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.


Library Services

Textbooks on Reserve – Ask at the front desk. Usually only for using in the library for 2 hours.

Computers – The library has over 50 free-use computers. Just sit down and start!


Getting a Library Card

  • You can use any San Mateo County library card at Cañada College Library


  • With a library card you can place holds on books, CDs, DVDs and more and pick them up at Cañada College Library