Research Guide for

ENGC 1101 College Writing (Bigalk)

Find Local & Regional Newspaper Articles

Minneapolis Star Tribune (ProQuest)
Local and regional news, including community events, schools, politics, government policies, cultural activities, local companies, state industries, and people in the community.

St. Paul Pioneer Press (Newsbank)
Text-only articles (no images) from Pioneer Press and TwinCities.com from 1988 to the present. To see each page of the paper as it appeared in print (with images and ads), see the print layout of St. Paul Pioneer Press, available for 2018 - present.
Note: 1988-

ProQuest News & Newspapers
Provides full text coverage of thousands of U.S. newspapers.

Find Resources


Academic Search Premier
Academic Search Premier is a multi-disciplinary database designed specifically for academic institutions. It includes articles from academic journals, popular magazines, and major newspapers.


JSTOR
JSTOR contains hundreds of scholarly journals from all disciplines. Full text coverage varies by journal.


Academic OneFile (Gale)
Academic OneFile (Gale)Academic OneFile offers sources on a wide range of topics from scholarly journals and magazines and newspapers.


 
Need more options? Not finding what you need? Try a different database!

Article Databases by Subject
All of the library's online collections, organized by subject.

Choose your Topic

Choosing a research topic can take a bit of trial and error. After choosing a topic, you may need to refine it as you start your research. The key to choosing and researching any topic it to find something that is neither too broad or too narrow. If your topic is too broad, you may find too many articles and books. If your topic is too narrow, you may not find enough research.

To help you understand the research cycle and how to choose an appropriate topic, watch the video below from North Carolina State University Library.

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Keyword Worksheet

Evaluate Source Credibility

Evaluate each source you use with CAPPS!
Consider the source's –
C = Currency
A = Author
P = Publication
P = Point of View
S = Sources

 
More info about CAPPS pdf
 

Cite your Sources (MLA)

MLA Quick Guide
See MLA citation examples for the most common types of sources (8th edition).

MLA Formatting and Style Guide (OWL at Purdue)
This website offers examples for the general format of MLA research papers, in-text citations, and the Works Cited page. Uses MLA 9th edition.

Access Databases from Off Campus

Access Databases from Off Campus
In order to access databases and other Library resources from off campus, login with your StarID and password when prompted.  Off-campus access to library databases is only available to current Normandale students, staff, and faculty.