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ENG 101.10/101.11 English Composition (Lisa Smith): Home

This guide will provide a starting point for students researching topics and seeking background information for English composition.

Getting Started

This database features a box you can check to limit your search to scholarly/peer-reviewed articles.  If the article is not full-text, you may obtain a copy through InterLibrary Loan at no charge to you.

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.

Helpful EBSCOhost databases

Researching Comic Books

Use these subject headings to find books in the library catalog:

Comics Databases and Web Sites

Researching Newspapers and Current Issues


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Scholarly Full-Text Sources

These online sources contain scholarly full-text journals. Project Muse contains current articles while JSTOR contains mostly materials over three years old. Use the Advanced Search and limit your search to Articles in order to avoid book reviews.