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ENGL 1203/1213 - English Composition I & II: Getting Started

This guide will help you with your research for ENGL 1203 and 1213.

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Useful Things to Know

Search Strategy

It's wise to start your research with a search strategy in mind. Try these steps:

1) Choose keywords that describe your topic

2) Decide what kinds of information you need -- background information, articles, books, statistics? Different types of information will help you with different assignments.

3) Start your research! Find databases relevant to your topic here, with the "By subject" dropdown. Search the library catalog to find books.

4) Be sure to keep track of information about your sources for your bibliography.

5) Once you've finished with your research, use our citation guide or Zotero to build your bibliography.

Power Searches

Numa Search


Articles, books, and other materials in one comprehensive search!

Search the Catalog


Search for books available from other libraries in WorldCat and request them through Interlibrary Loan.

Google Scholar Search