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ENG 110 - College Composition

This guide provides resources to support the College Composition course and assignments.

Welcome to the ENG 110 Course Guide

Course Guide for ENG 110


This guide provides resources to support the ENG 110 class and assignments.

Navigate through the pages in the left menu to learn more about how to get started with a topic and a research question, how to choose the best databases, and what terms to search (Beginning the Research Process). Understand the most popular tools and databases for research in ENG 110 under the Key Resources page. Use the various Guides to search more effectively and efficiently, learn how to get articles from other libraries, and critically evaluate sources. 

Contact a Librarian or a Research Assistant through the LibChat feature (chat bubble icon on any Library web page in the lower right corner). Also, visit the Library's FAQ page for answers to common questions. 

We want to ensure your success in your research assignment. Contact us if you need help! We're here for you!

Librarian Help

How can a Librarian help me?

  • one on one research consultation
  • formulation of research question              
  • search strategy
  • identifying appropriate databases
  • advanced information seeking (beyond Zondervan)
  • help with citations (Zotero); interlibrary loan (ILLiad)
  • other ideas regarding the literature review/research

Understanding Databases heading

About Databases

Proprietary databases to which Taylor University subscribes have distinctive differences from search engines such as Google or Google Scholar. A database, generally, is a collection of information organized to provide efficient retrieval of subject matter, specifically scholarly subject matter. They tend to be narrower in scope than Google or Google Scholar.


Prominent features of these subscription databases generally include:

  • Covering specific discipline area/s.
  • Including academic (peer-reviewed) articles from journals or magazines, eBooks, newspapers, images and research related resources.
  • Providing citation information on or full-text access to the item types listed above.
  • Accessible because of subscription for which Zondervan pays. Whereas Google is free, databases can be many thousands of dollars per year.


Zondervan Library subscribes to over 150 research databases/tools that contain journal, magazine, and newspaper articles, as well as reports and other written materials on both general and specific disciplines. There are pros and cons for using each tool. Awareness of the content, organization, and precision of search capabilities of each can save time and yield the most appropriate and relevant results.

Locating Physical Resources

Locating Books & Other Physical Resources

Call numbers will indicate where an item is in the Library based on its collection.

Main Collection

  • Items in the Main Collection are materials that you can check out.  This Collection is also located on the Upper level of the Library.

Other Collections

  • You may note that DVDs and Periodicals have distinct call numbers. These collections are both located on the Main level of the Library as you walk toward the AEC in the northwest corner.

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