Research Guide for

ENGC 1101 College Writing (LaFleur)

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Starting the Research Process

Find Background Information

Credo Reference
Credo logoArticles from dictionaries, general and subject encyclopedias, handbooks, atlases, and more.

Gale eBooks
Selected dictionaries, encyclopedias, and reference books in many subjects.

Databases for Journal and News Articles

Picking Your Topic IS Research!

Developing Keywords

Scholarly vs. Popular Sources

Ask a Librarian

Call, e-mail, or chat with a librarian for more research assistance. We're happy to help!

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Libby Merrill
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Access Databases from Off Campus

Off-Campus Access Info
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.

 

Types of Sources

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 

 CAPPS Questions to Ask docx 
 

Cite your Sources (MLA)

MLA Quick Guide (PDF)
See MLA citation examples for the most common types of sources (9th 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.