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EN 211D: Technical & Report Writing
Kathy Downs

Library Resource Guide

Books and Other Library Materials

Library Catalog
Indicates the books, periodicals, government documents, and audiovisual materials the library owns.  Cannot be used to find articles in magazines or journals, only which magazines and journals the library owns.  Use one of the databases listed below for locating articles.

MelCat
A catalog of holdings from libraries all across Michigan. Order directly through Melcat.

Library Map


Locating Journal and Magazine Articles

Google Scholar
Search for scholarly literature including peer-reviewed papers, technical reports, and books. Look for the "Full-Text @ NMU" link to obtain an electronic copy of the article or the "Locate a print copy @ NMU" to see if the library has the item in our print collection. Google Scholar is also a great tool for finding other articles related to one's you already have. Search for the title of an article you have and click the "Cited by" link in the results list to see other articles related to this one.


Newspapers

Access World News
Access World News provides information and perspectives from over 600 U.S. and over 500 international news sources. You can search across all the content or on particular states, countries, or continents. Indexing is cover-to-cover and coverage extends for some titles back to the mid 1970s. Excluded are any photos or graphs, along with paid advertising, classifieds, and paid obituaries.


User Guides

Evaluating Internet Sources
A list of 6 criteria to apply when evaluating information found on the web.

APA 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 Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association.  Consult the Manual in the library reference collection for sources not listed at this site.
Reference Collection: BF 76.7 P83

Chicago 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 Chicago Manual of Style.  Consult the Manual in the library reference collection for sources not listed at this site.
Reference Collection: Z 253 .U69.

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.

Turabian 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 A Manual for Writers of Research Papers, Theses, and Dissertations:.  Consult the Manual in the library reference collection for sources not listed at this site.
Reference Collection: LB 2369 .T8.


Further Assistance

If you need help with any of these resources you can ask for assistance at the Library's Reference Desk (227-2294 or live chat)



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