Research Guide for

ENGC 1101 College Writing (Wardell)


Find Business Sources (Rhetorical Analysis)

Business Insights (Gale)

Company histories, SWOT analyses, and financial reports. Industry profiles and market share reports.

Business E-book Collection (Gale)
Selected ebooks on business topics from Gale.

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ProQuest News & Newspapers

News articles from U.S. newspapers. Includes the Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune, Star Tribune, and many local newspapers.

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.

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

Keyword Worksheet

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Developing Keywords

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What is Author Crediblity?

From Purdue Owl:
Who is the author? Credible sources are written by authors respected in their fields of study. Responsible, credible authors will cite their sources so that you can check the accuracy of and support for what they've written. (This is also a good way to find more sources for your own research.)

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 credential

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

Group 1:
Rico Moore
Welcoming Relatives Home: Bringing Back the Bighorn
Group 2:
Anita Hofschneider
Wildfires are Killing Decades of US Clean Air Improvements

Group 3:
Nancy S. Jecker and Andrew Ko
Several Companies are Testing Brain Implants- Why is There so Much Attention Swirling Around Neuraling? Two Professors Unpack the Ethical Issues

Group 4:
Ryan Young and Kent Lassman
Trade Agreements Need to Be Less Ambitious

Group 5:
C. Jarrett Dieterle
A Flexible Worker Agenda



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