English : Welcome
Welcome to the Library Research Guide for English.
This space was created with you in mind. The Libraries at Iona College are ready to assist you. The goal is to have material here to assist you in doing your research for papers and projects. Enjoy exploring the vast creative literary works of writers of British and American English.
A Good Place to Start -- GVRL, Electronic Reference Database
A good place to start if you have a new topic and are not certain where to begin is
Getting a Good Handle on Your Writing Assignment
This resource from the Purdue Online Writing Lab, describes some steps you can take to better understand the requirements of your writing assignments. After taking these steps, if the assignment is still unclear, contact your professor. You may stop by the Reference Desk in the Library also.
Steps to Writing A Paper
Research may follow a linear path, although at times you may have to go back to a previous step in the process. Here is a basic list of steps you may use to help you navigate through the research process.
- Choose topic
- Decide what type and format of Information you will need
- Find the information you need
- Evaluate what you've found
- Organized your information
- Write your paper
- Cite your Resources