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English -- ENG 110,120,122: Welcome

Course Research Guide -- Communication Skills: Writing
Subjects: English


 Welcome to the Library Research Guide for English 120 and 122 courses.

This space was created with you in mind. Please use the material here to assist you with your assignments and papers.

Iona's WorldCat Discovery Online Resource

Learn how to use the Libraries' online discovery resource for finding books, articles, and more.

Iona WorldCat Research Guide

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

  • Gale Virtual Reference Library(Wikipedia + peace of mind)
    An ebook portal for multi-volume encyclopedias and reference works covering a wide range of subjects, as well as a collection of classic literature full-texts and criticisms.

Getting a Good Handle on Your Writing Assignment

Understanding Writing Assignments

 This resource 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.
 From the Purdue University Online Writing Lab (OWL).

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