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ENG 101.07 English Composition (S. Early): Home

Useful resources for English composition

Researching Controversial Issues

When you see something of interest, note the terminology that is used in the discussion.  Try to isolate key concept words or key phrases to use when searching the online catalog and electronic databases.

Background Information

Whether you are researching a topic that's new to you or just need a few quick facts, reliable information can be found in reference books.

Wikipedia vs. Reference Books

Wikipedia is an encyclopedia written collaboratively; anyone with internet access can write and edit Wikipedia articles.  Users can contribute anonymously, under a pseudonym, or, if they choose to, with their real identity. 

Locating Articles

This database features a box you can check to limit your search to scholarly/peer-reviewed articles.  You can Choose Databases to add additional EBSCOhost databases, such as Communication & Mass Media Complete, and simultaneouly search them.

Multidisciplinary Scholarly Databases

Researching Newspapers and Current Issues

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NYTimes.com

Pepperdine University Libraries provide full complimentary access to NYTimes.com, New York Times mobile apps, and New York Times in Education to Pepperdine students, faculty, and staff.

Access to NYTimes.com provides: