ENG 111 Goodrich Fall 2019

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Library website  

The quick search box on the Library Website <http://www.sunybroome.edu/library> allows you to search Primo for books, ebooks, videos and articles simultaneously (the everything search tab), then narrow your results to a specific source type, or you can search for specific source types by using the Books/Media tab or the Articles tab.

Finding Books and ebooks

You can find books on your topic by using the search tool on Books/Media tab on the SUNY Broome Library website.

  • Search for books, ebooks and videos using the Books/Media tab on the SUNY Broome Library website.
  • Use broader terms if more specific terms are not giving you any results. 
  • Select "Other Libraries" on the drop-down search type to search more libraries.
  • Use the Get It button to request a book through Interlibray loan, if it is not availlable at the SUNY Broome Library.
  • How to Find a Book  tutorial

Some books related to education

Cappelli, Peter. Will College Pay Off: A Guide to the Most Important Financial Decision You Will Ever Make. Public Affairs, 2015. ProQuest Ebook Central, ebookcentral.proquest.com/lib/sunybroome-ebooks/detail.action?docID=2039751. Access ebook

Goldrick-Rab, Sara, et al. Paying the Price:  College Costs, Financial Aid, and the Betrayal of the American Dream. U of Chicago P, 2016. [ENG 108 Reserves]

Wyner, Joshua S. What Excellent Community Colleges Do: Preparing All Students for Success. Harvard Education Press, 2014. [ENG 108 Reserves]

Finding Articles

  • Select the Articles tab to search for articles from scholarly (peer-reviewed) journals, magazines or newspapers. 
  • Click Available Online  to link to full-text in another database, or Get It to request the article through Interlibrary loan.
  • How to Find an Article  tutorial

Search Tips

  • Use quotation marks for phrase searching: "college education"
  • Use the wildcard symbol (?) within a word to find variations in spelling (wom?n will find woman and women)
  • Use the truncation symbol (*) to find alternative endings: econom* will find economic, economical, and economy
  • Use the operator AND to narrow your search, OR to broaden your search
  • Use parentheses to group terms with multiple operators: "college education" AND (costs OR value OR worth)
  • On the detail record (the page that comes up when you click on the article title):
    • Note that the article is not an editorial or book review

Points of View 

Other Places to Search

Finding Reliable Websites

  • Who is posting this information? Are the author's name and credentials available? If not, look for an "About Us" link at the top or bottom of the page.
  • When was the information posted or last updated?
  • Are references listed?
  • How comprehensive is the information? Is it objective, or biased?

MLA Style


  • 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


K. Pitcher 10/24/2018; rev. 10/26/2019