ENG 108 K. Schaefer

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Getting Started

Find a topic or learn more about your topic:


  • Search for books using the Books/Media tab on the SUNY Broome Library website.
  • Use broader terms if more specific terms are not giving you any results.
  • Search more libraries by clicking on Quick delivery libraries.
  • Use the Get It button to request a book through Interlibray loan, if it is not availlable at the SUNY Broome Lbrary.

Finding Articles

  • Try Articles Search for articles from scholarly (peer-reviewed) journals, magazines or newspapers. 
  • Use the Find full-text or request copy button to link to full-text in another database, or request the article through Interlibrary loan.

Other Places to Search

Finding Reliable Websites

  • Who is posting this information?
    • If there is personal author, does he or she have a degree in the field?
    • If it is an organization, check the About Us link to see if the organization has any bias.
  • When was the information posted or last updated?
  • Are there references listed?
  • How comprehensive is the information? Is it objective or is it biased?
  • Limit your seach to sites with .edu or .gov in the url.

Citation Styles


  • Librarians are available to help you in the Reference area of the Library during the hours the library is open.
  • SUNY Broome Library  Phone, email or chat reference is available.
  • Writing Center


Karen Pitcher     9/14/15; rev. 9/18/18


Office: LI-109

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