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Welcome, English 165 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.
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:
The Research Process: describes the cycle of doing research for a college paper (or any important question, really).
Resources for Research: how to find books, articles, newspaper stories and other sources for your class assignments. Included are recommended databases to search for this course.
Is the Source Scholarly? Or Popular? Many instructors require that their students use scholarly (sometimes also called "academic") articles as sources for their research papers. For this class assignment, you may be asked to compare how two different sources, one popular and one scholarly, write about the same issue. This webpage will help you determine which.
Wikipedia!?! does have a valid place in academic research - but that might not be what you expect.
Evaluating Sources: these are the most important skills to learn. Add these P.R.O.V.E.N. questions to your evaluating toolkit.
Citations in your Papers: how to use MLA format to properly cite your sources - and why it's worthwhile to do this.
Writing an Annotated Bibliography explains the end result of your research project for this class.
Printing costs 12 cents a page. Buy a printing card for 50 cents and add money near the copy machines.
Group Study Rooms may be reserved up to one week ahead and the library classroom may be used for group study.
The library has many textbooks on reserve that students can check out for 2 hours, one day or three days. Ask at the front desk to see if your textbook is available or check online.
The library's 71 computers do not require you to log in and there is no time limit.
Research appointments with librarians give you the help you need with research or citations.