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EN 111: College Composition I
Library Resource Guide

Click on the Catalog tab above to search the library catalog for books, titles of periodicals, government documents, and audiovisual materials the library owns. 

To find the location of materials listed in the library catalog, see the Library Map. Also, for help with call numbers including an outline of call numbers by subject see the Guide to Library of Congress Call Numbers. Additional resources for books: the MelCat catalog and the WorldCat catalog.

The Library Catalog cannot be used to find articles in magazines, journals, or newspapers, only which magazines and journals the library owns (Time, Newsweek, etc.).  Instead, use the OneSearch tab above to search for articles.

Access World News – Full text coverage of nearly 1,000 U.S. and over 1,300 international newspapers, wire services, and news agencies. Dates of coverage varies; primarily 1990's to present.

One Book, One Community - 2014

Detroit: An American Autopsy, by Charlie LeDuff

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Specialized/Focused Resources

CQ Researcher
In-depth, non-biased reports on political and social issues, with regular coverage of topics in health, international affairs, education, the environment, technology and the U.S. economy. Unlimited number of simultaneous users.

Congressional Digest Debates Online
Provides an impartial source for information on controversial topics debated by Congress, the Supreme Court, and United Nations.

CQ Weekly – Weekly coverage of issues in the U.S. Congress and Washington.

Biography Reference Bank
Journal articles, books, and other resources offering biographical information on individuals living and deceased. Also contains over 36,000 images.

E-Reference Shelf - Includes general & subject-specific dictionaries, encyclopedias, handbooks, etc. such as Britannica Online & Oxford Encyclopedia of Women in World History. Other specialized encyclopedias include American Folklore: An Encyclopedia, and St. James Encyclopedia of Popular Culture.

EBSCO eBooks (formerly EBSCO eBook Collection)
A collection of more than 22,000 digital versions of books. In addition to being able to navigate through the contents of a book page by page, you have the ability to navigate using the Table of Contents, the Index, or to search the full text of the eBook.

Literature Resource Center Full text access to three key resources--Contemporary Authors, Contemporary Literary Criticism, and Dictionary of Literary Biography--along with over 300 journals, a variety of other important reference works, and selected Web sites. 1991 to present.

Surf on in to a webpage on your topic? Look at it critically!

MLA Style
MLA Style Guide
Examples of how to cite some of the more common sources, including web sites and online articles, according to the most recent edition of the MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers. Consult the Handbook in the library Reference Collection for sources not listed at this site.
Reference Collection: LB 2369 .G53

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