ENG 111 Sec. 34 (for Harkness) Spring 2019

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

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.

How to Locate Articles

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.

Some databases to start with:

​Search example:

(use advanced search)



drones OR "unmanned aerial vehicles" OR UAV      (use quotation marks to search as phrase)


"united states"

On the results page (left side), you can set search limits, e.g., academic journals, scholarly (peer-reviewed) articles, publication date, available in library collection.

  • CQ Researcher  Articles include: topic overview, historical background, chronology, pros/cons. Also includes "Hot Topics" articles.

More databases:

  • Statista Lots of statistics, charts, and reports!

More databases available through the SUNY Broome Library.

Searching for Books

Use the Online Catalog and/or eBooks to find books in both print and/or electronic formats.

In the online catalog you may need to expand your search results to "Quick delivery libraries" and/or "Worldwide libraries." Click on "GET IT" to submit a request through Interlibrary Loan (ILLiad).

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




D. Curtin 2/25/19