ENG 111 Secs. 1, 2, 21 (for Brand) Fall 2018

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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

How to Find Articles

Discovery Search  Searches many of the Library's databases at once.

Search example:

(use advanced search)

"bilingual education"     note: keep quotation marks to search as phrase

AND

"united states"

AND

debate OR argument OR controversy OR issue OR pros OR cons

  • 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.

 

Academic Search Complete   A multi-disciplinary database, e.g., humanities, social sciences, sciences.

Search example:  see previous example

  • In this database, as it is a singular index, it may be easier to narrow the focus of your search using the subject terms (found on the article records).
  • On the results page (left side), you can set search limits, e.g., academic journals, scholarly (peer-reviewed) journals, publication date.

 

Viewpoints/issues databases:

  • Opposing Viewpoints in Context  Includes topic overviews and viewpoint articles on issues.
  • CQ Researcher  Articles include: topic overview, historical background, chronology, pros/cons. Also includes "Hot Topics" articles.

 

More databases:

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).

 

 

D. Curtin 4/24/17; latest update 11/20/18

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