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ENG 110 - College Composition

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

Key Resources

Key Resources

 

One of the first things to think about is what are the kinds of sources to use in writing a research paper?

  • Reference/background sources
  • Books or e-books
  • Articles: academic journals
  • Articles: non-scholarly, popular magazines, newspapers
  • Statistics or other supporting materials

Start with Zondervan Library tools and resources. Why? These will steer you to solid research on your topic. This guide will point to finding all of these formats.

Key Resources

Find Relevant Articles

Using Websites

Other Resources

Finding Books & eBooks

Resource/Link List 1

Citation Finder

Other Resources

All Databases

You may need to find more in-depth resources, for example, articles that highlight research being done on your topic. You can pick from 100+ databases with content, divided by subject area (e.g., Psychology databases, Business databases, Sports databases).

Most of the information found through these resources cannot be accessed using a generic Google Web search. 

Searching Databases

Searching Databases

 

Here are two visual guides for searching databases. For more detailed and powerful searching techniques visit the "Guides" section of this course guide and and visit the "Search Strategies" page.

Searching Academic Search Premier & other EBSCOhost databases


Searching EBSCOhost Tools (50+)

Searching Academic Search Premier & other EBSCOhost databases

 

Next, try other ways of narrowing by Source Type or access the PDF Full Text of the article or request through Interlibrary Loan.

 

Searching WorldCat


Searching WorldCat

Begin by typing in search terms. 

  • Related terms can be connected with OR to search both at one time.
  • Major concepts of your topic can been connected with AND.
  • Save time searching by using an asterisk. The (*) on [immigra* AND polic*] will look for any number of endings for those root words.

    immigra* = immigrant, immigration

    polic* = policy, policies

WorldCat complex search with limit for books only in Zondervan Library

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