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English 225 McDowell: Getting Started

Useful library resources for Eric McDowell's English 225 class, Winter 2016

1. Your Topic

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A good paper starts with a well defined topic. Check out the resources on Your Topic to brainstorm, narrow or broaden your topic, and break your topic into keywords or search terms.

2. Finding Books & Articles


You have a topic, so what's next? Finding Books & Articles will give you the info you need to get started navigating the library's article databases and catalog.

3. Evaluating Information

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You'll want to use the best sources to back up your argument. Evaluating Information will help you identify a scholarly source, demystify peer-review, and evaluate the quality of your sources.

4. Citation Help


MLA? APA? Chicago? We've got you covered. The resources on the Citation Help page will guide you through parts of a citation, citation styles, and our favorite citation generators.

Library Workshop Free Write Activity

In this free write activity you will reflect on what you learned today in your library workshop.

Free write activity

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