ENG 110 Secs. 4, 6, 58 (for Antalek) Fall 2019

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This guide is to assist you with your course research assignments.

Library Home Page

The Library Home Page is a great place to start!  It has links to:

Important! Evaluate Your Sources

It is important to critically evaluate your sources to determine their appropriateness for the topic you are researching. The tutorial Evaluating Information can help with this.

Also Important! Cite Your Sources

When writing a paper it is important to cite where you find your information, quotations, and ideas. For examples of how to format your citations see the following guide: MLA Style GuideCitation tools are also available in a lot of the databases now. Look for these to help you out.

In the Library’s reference and circulating collections you can find:

  • MLA Handbook, 8th edition  LB2369 .G53 2016

Finding Books/eBooks and Articles

Search Primo, found on the Library's Home Page.

The Library Doesn't Have the Book I Want ...

  • On your search results page, in Primo's search box use the drop down menu and select "Other Libraries" (and search). Select your book. Then click on "GetIt (Books)." Next, put your book request in through ILLiad (interlibrary loan).

Specialized Databases Available Through the SUNY Broome Library

There are different types of article databases, e.g., multi-disciplinary, subject specific, viewpoint. To search for articles select a database that covers the scope of your topic.


  • Academic Search Complete  Searches humanities, social sciences, and sciences.
    • Tip: On your search results, select your "Source Types," e.g., Scholarly (Peer Reviewed) Journals, Academic Journals. You can also limit by date range (on left).


  • Statista Lots of statistics, graphs, charts, and reports!

More Databases:

How to Get an Article the Library Doesn't Have Access To ...

  • On the search result, click on "Find Full-Text," then "GetIt." Next, put your article request in through ILLiad (interlibrary loan).




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