Reference materials help you find background information on a topic, and are a great place to begin your research.
Books & Videos
Books for many English compisition classes are about social issues, and will have call numbers that begin with HN, HQ, HS, HT, HV and HX. This video will help you find books on the shelves that are organized by the Library of Congress classification system.
These databases help you find articles from newspapers, magazines, professional and trade publications, and scholarly journals.
Websites need to be evaluated to make sure that they are academically appropriate. Proceed with caution!
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These guides are designed for a specific course.
- Boggess - Engl 101 - Research Essay Guide
- Boggess ENGL 99
- Briejer - English 101
- Brunnemer - ENGL 103 - Children's Lit
- Chase - English 103
- Chase ENGL 101
- ENGL 101 - Composition I (Kang)
- ENGL 101 - Composition I (Stevens)
- ENGL 101 - Everett - Technological Innovation
- ENGL 103 - Argumentation & Research
- ENGL 103 - Argumentation & Research (Kang)
- ENGL 103 - Argumentation & Research (Russell) -- Too Much Information
- ENGL 103 - Argumentation & Research (Stevens) -- Reform Movements
- ENGL 107 - Fiction Unit Research Essay (Wycoff)
- Frankland ENGL 101
- Kang - ENGL 101 - Persona, Personality, and the Personal
- Lamb - ENGL 101 - Exploratory Essay
- Lynch - ENGL 101
- Lynn ENGL 101
- Marchlewski - ENGL 101
- Matson ENGL 101
- Matson Engl 103
- Michael - ENGL 099 - Marine Life of the Pacific Northwest
- Michael - Engl 101 - Fast Food Nation
- Michael - ENGL 103
- Miller - ENGL 101 - Research Guide
- Norton - ENGL 101
- Parsons - English 101
- Pollard-Johnson - ENGL 099
- Pollard-Johnson - ENGL 103 - Research Guide
- Pollard-Johnson - English 101
- Reyes - ENG 103
- Schwartz - Engl 101 - "Great Ideas" Research Essay
- Schwartz - ENGL 101 - Career and Resume
- Schwartz - Engl 101 - Dream Home
- Schwartz - ENGL 102 - Global Issues Project
- Stevens - English 101 - Research Essay, Henrietta Lacks
- Stevens - English 101 - The Other Wes Moore
- Young - English 101
Frequently Asked Questions
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