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Research guide for Professor Agregan's English 1A class.

Welcome to Your English1A Study Guide



   Greetings! The purpose of this research guide is to provide you with tools to assist you in the following: 

          • Finding books in the library 
          • Accessing eBooks (in the library and off-campus)
          • Determining best practices for Internet use
          • Accessing research materials through the databases
          • Utilizing print and online resources to find film reviews
          • Citing your sources in MLA format
          • Using the library resources from off-campus locations

Definition Paper Prompt

        • While you can't use a dictionary as a source, the Oxford English Dictionary (or "OED") can give you some ideas of where to begin your research. The OED is basically a dictionary on steroids, and offers users historical definitions of words dating back to several centuries ago. The rich history creates an elegant timeline that will help you discover how the word has evolved over the years. It is located in our reference collection under the call number PE 1625 O87 1989

Division/Classification Paper Prompt

          

Please see the Film Reviews tab to get more information on how to research for your paper. 

Causal Analysis Proposal (Research Paper)

Are you still looking for a problem to solve for your paper? Check out the Topics Table just to the side of the Reference Desk on the 2nd floor. Once you have found your topic, you will want to use databases from the "Controversial Issues" section of our eResources Subject List. To access this go to the Library homepage, click on Library Resources -> eResources Subject List, and then select which database you would like to work with. 

Subject Guide

Danielle Kaprelian

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