Research Guide for

ENGC 1101 College Writing (Wang)

Find Sources for your Essay Assignment
You will need secondary sources for your book review essay. Remember, a secondary source = an article that talks about another source, which is considered a primary source. In this context. the novel is the primary source and ANY article that discusses the novel is a secondary source.
Find Background Information
Articles Databases
Academic Journals Only
Combined Search & Databases List
Developing Keywords
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Access Databases from Off Campus

Access Databases from Off Campus
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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.
Integrating Quotes and Avoiding Plagiarism
Avoiding Plagiarism (U of WI Madison)
Quoting, paraphrasing, and avoiding plagiarism. Guide includes helpful examples.
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