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English 101 Research Guide: Home

Resources to assist English 101 students with their research.

Why Use Library Resources?

Library databases offer a more organized information access system than search engines like Google. Databases offer superior searching capabilities and make it easier to evalute sources. The table below identifies some of the strengths of library databases and search engines.

 

Library Databases

Search Engines

General Information

Looking up specific facts

 

Most up-to-date information on developing news

 

Numerous options to narrow or modify a search to find relevant information

 

Identifying source types (book, newspaper, journal, etc.)

 

Finding up-to-date scholarly information

 

Identifying authors/creators and their qualifications

 

Identifying edited and reviewed sources

 

Identifying purpose of a source (informative, persuasive, commercial, etc.)

 

Providing an open forum for expressing opinions

 

Google and Library Resources Video

Search engines like Google work for some purposes, but for academic research you'll want use library resources.

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Contact a Subject Librarian

Connect to our Subject Librarians directory to locate your favorite Public Services Librarian.

Start Searching with Quick Search

On the library's home page use the Quick Search tab to access EBSCO Discovery Service (EDS).  Quick Search searches the library's catalog and a number of the library's databases simultaneously.

The Searching for Information pages on this guide cover additional searching options.

Public Services Librarians

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