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ENGL 100 Malatesta: Welcome
Librarians offer research help online
Although the campus is closed, librarians are available online the same hours as before:
These writing prompts, compiled by the New York Times, offer "Questions on everything from mental health and sports to video games and dating."
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,
Academic Search Complete is a multidisciplinary database and thus can be used to find information on research paper topics for any of your classes at Cañada College. This database includes newspaper articles, magazine articles, academic journal articles, images, and reports.
Opposing Viewpoints is an engaging online experience for those seeking contextual information and opinions on hundreds of today's hottest social issues. Drawing on the acclaimed Greenhaven Press series, the solution features continuously updated viewpoints, topic overviews, full-text magazines, academic journals, news articles, primary source documents, statistics, images, videos, audio files and links to vetted websites organized into a user-friendly portal experience.
Use this bibliographic tool to format your citations but be sure to check them against our citation guide or the Purdue OWL guide.
Title of Source
Title of Container
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.
Scholarly vs. popular sources
Scholarly vs. popular sources
Instructors asking you to use credible sources may also use Turnitin.com to evaluate your citations to see whether you use scholarly, academic or peer-reviewed, or popular. See the box below to determine whether a source is "scholarly" or "popular."
Respected research organizations
While not considered academic or peer-reviewed, these three think tanks and research organizations create reports and take polls on many current topics. Ask your instructor if materials from these sources can be used in your essays.
Pew Interest Research: This nonpartisan research organization does not take policy positions but does conduct polls and creates reports on issues of the day.
RAND Corporation: Established after WWII in Santa Monica, Cal, the federally funded RAND Corp. gets its name from shortening"Research and Development."
Gallup: Long-established polling organization often looked-to for the "pulse of America." Besides polls, Gallup produces in-depth reports.