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Resources for English coursework. Includes information about academic research, databases, and citation styles.
When writing a paper or developing a presentation, you will need to do research to find the information that you'll use as evidence to support your argument, introduce a counter argument or challenge, or to simply introduce new information to the reader.
Academic and professional research requires more than just a quick Google search and the cutting and pasting of a few relevant quotes.
This research guide will take you step by step through the research process and show you how to use the library and internet search engines to find relevant, credible sources.
Free full-text ebook. This writer’s reference condenses and covers everything a beginning writing student needs to successfully compose college-level work, including the basics of composition, grammar, and research. It is broken down into easy-to-tackle sections, while not overloading students with more information than they need. Great for any beginning writing students or as a reference for advanced students!
In this learning area, you will learn how to develop an argumentative essay and stronger critical thinking skills. This learning area will help you develop your arguments, understand your audience, evaluate source material, approach arguments rhetorically, and avoid logical fallacies. Here, you’ll also learn about evaluating other arguments and creating digital writing projects related to your argument.
If you are a student or faculty member who would like one-on-one help with a reference librarian, contact Katie Meyer (270) 706-8443 or Laurie MacKellar (270) 706-8439 to set up a research appointment.