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ENGL 150 - Westbrook  

Last Updated: Nov 27, 2017 URL: Print Guide

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The Assignment!

From your assignment: "Include citations from other readings, including citations/paraphrasing from three credible outside sources (from your own research), to support your argument. (Other readings from our class do not count.)."



Welcome to the library. This guide will help you do research on:

- Immigration and international aid
- Workers rights
- Responsibility of business
- Civil rights and civil disobedience
- Environment

By the end of the session, I hope you'll have a sense of:

  • How to use the library databases to find sources, especially online sources but including print sources.
  • How to search with keywords and more advanced strategies
  • Researching multiple sides of an issue, so you can have material for your argument but also for refuting counter-argument 
  • Potential bias of sources

We hope you'll email to yourself three to ten sources today. Why ten when you only need three? You might decide later that a source that seemed useful isn't so useful after all!

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