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ENGL 150 - Wykes
Finding Material for Your Process Analysis Essay
To find information about a topic, your best source is Credo Reference
You might also try one of the subject encyclopedias available from the FLITE web site.
Remember that you should never cite Wikipedia in an academic paper. Use it to find other sources only.
For books and documents in the circulating collection (Main Stacks), use the Online Catalog.Book Locations
- Main Stacks, Call Numbers A-H - Lower Level
- Main Stacks, Call Number J-Z - Third Floor
- Reference - First Floor
- Government Documents - Second Floor
Short articles about your topic might be helpful. Magazines and academic journals will be more current than encyclopedias and books.
Use this database of magazine or journal articals and reports/essays to find current and reliable information.
General OneFile with thousands of articles on all topics
To find current information, try Access World News.
Use Google News with the time limited search to find Newspapers too.
Suggestions to retrieve better/more results:
- Search topic as both a keyword and subject
- Combine terms with AND or OR
- Set date ranges limit to a specific time
- Use quotes for phrases
- Subject searching: Search for the subject of your topic.
Topic: German Immigration
Subject: German Americans
- Keyword searching: Search for keywords on your topic.
Topic: The invention of the car
Keyword(s): automobile history
Citation Style Guide: MLA (PDF)
An online version of FLITE's MLA Quick Reference handout, requires Adobe Acrobat Reader.
MLA Formatting and Style Guide from OWL (Online Writing Lab at Purdue)
More examples of how cite different types of sources using the MLA format.
Citations - a FLITE guide
A guide to understanding citations, and a link to different online citation management tools that can help you input your sources and create your bibliographies.
Use this guide to help evaluate websites.
Check out urban legends, hoaxes, and misinformation.
Look for the truth of political comments and attacks at PolitiFact.com
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Last update: March 15, 2011