ENG 110S-71 Fall 2016 (Rivera)

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Library Home Page

The Library home page (www.sunybroome.info) is a great place to start! It has links to:


Finding Books

Use the Books/Media tab on the library home page. You may need to use broader search terms if more specific terms do not work. If the book is not available in the SUNY Broome Library, use the "Get It" button to request the title through interlibrary loan.


How to Locate Articles

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

Some databases to start with:

  • Academic Search Complete: A multi-disciplinary database, e.g., humanities, social sciences, sciences.
  • Humanities Source: Searches journals, books, and other important reference sources published worldwide in the humanities, with a focus on literary, scholarly, and creative thought.
  • Academic OneFile: Extensive coverage of the physical sciences, technology, medicine, social sciences, the arts, theology, literature and other subjects.
  • Discovery Search: Searches many of the Library's databases at once.


Note: If you are looking for peer-reviewed articles verify they are from a peer-reviewed journal. Many databases allow you to specifically search for peer-reviewed (scholarly) articles.


Evaluating and Citing 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. It is also important to avoid plagiarism by citing where you find information, quotations, and ideas.  

Here are two helpful citation guides for the MLA style:

The MLA 8th Edition Handbook is available in the library’s reference collection (REF LB 2369 .G53 2016)