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ENGL 100/101: First-Year Composition



What's in this English Research Guide?

This guide was designed to lead you through your ENGL 100/101 Research project. Use the tabs on the left to learn more about each stage of the research process

Moving from a topic to a research question: Learn how to create a research question from a topic you are interested in exploring.


Setting up your search: Learn how to search for resources using keywords and search terms.


Searching in databases: Learn advanced search strategies to find the information that will be most helpful for your paper


Evaluating information: Found something on Google? Learn how to tell if it is a useful/credible resource or not.


Annotated Bibliographies: See examples of good and bad annotations to help you craft your annotated bib.


MLA 8th Edition: Learn how to create and format your citations.


Foundations and Explorations: Learn about a library collection created just for beginning researchers!