Research Guide for

ENGC 1101 College Writing (Larsen-Quinn)

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Find Reference Sources

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

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

Find Articles

Academic Search Complete (EBSCOhost)
Articles in all subjects from scholarly journals, magazines, and newspapers. An all-purpose database and often a good place to start.

Academic OneFile (Gale)
Academic OneFile (Gale)Articles in all subjects from scholarly journals, magazines, and newspapers. An all-purpose database.


JSTOR
Scholarly articles, ebooks, and primary sources in the social sciences, humanities, earth and biological sciences, and more. Includes images from libraries, museums, and archives.

Find Books

Combined Search & Databases List

Choosing a Topic

Sometimes the hardest part of researching is getting started and choosing a topic. Watch this video from North Carolina State University to find out more about choosing a topic.

Developing Keywords

Learn more about how keywords help you find sources in library databases in this video from Monroe Community College. 

Ask a Librarian

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

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Lacey Mamak
Reference and Instruction Librarian
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Access Our Databases from Anywhere

Online Library Access Info
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Cite Your Sources (APA)

APA Quick Guide (PDF)
A guide to APA citation format based on the 7th edition of the APA Publication Manual.

APA Formatting and Style Guide (OWL at Purdue)
A comprehensive guide to APA formatting and style (7th edition). See examples of APA formats for papers, References lists, in-text citations, footnotes, and more.

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.

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