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English 101 Orientation  -  J. Rodriguez
September 28, 2007

  • Intro & welcome

  • Reference books and journals on cart

  • How to find books - the best place to get overviews, background information, and in-depth treatments of your topic.

    • racism

    • human rights

    • national characteristics American

  • How to find articles in online databases  -  the best places to get specific information about events or topics; can range from short and very localized reporting to substantial analyses and commentaries. Can be very current or retrospective. [for off-campus access click here]

    • ProQuest  - large database containing both scholarly and popular articles

      • Specialized search for movie and book reviews ê

  • SIRS - topic-oriented database containing all full-text articles

  • Literature Resource Center - access to biographies, bibliographies, and critical analyses
    of  authors from every age and literary discipline.

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