Research Guide for

ENGC 1101 College Writing (Wardell)

How do we find out more about our author?
You are looking for:
  • What the author is known for
  • What others say about the author
  • What are the author education and employment credentials

Then also do a Google search of the author's name. Look for results from:
  • Newspaper (news site) Biographies
  • Other employment (Research Firms)
  • LinkedIn
  • Wikipedia
  • College or University Biography pages
  • Social Media pages which may have a biography or link to a biography in them
  • Personal Websites
  • Responses to what the author has written

Author Credibility Exercise
Worksheet (Click Here)


Room 1:
Sebnem Kalemli-Ozcan
The $4 trillion economic cost of not vaccinating the entire world
Room 2:
Scott N. Schiffres
CDC says masks must fit tightly – and two are better than one
Room 3:
David Willman
The CDC’s failed race against covid-19: A threat underestimated and a test overcomplicated
Room 4:
Harnessing People Power to Protect Alaska’s Last Remaining Wilderness
Room 5:
Natalie Shure
Vaccinate This!
Room 6:
Delilah Friedler
How Feds and States Make It Impossible for Tribal Epidemiologists to Do Their Jobs
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Keyword Worksheet
Access Databases from Off Campus
Cite your Sources (MLA)
Cite Your Sources (APA)
Evaluate Source Credibility