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ENGL 1001: The Dying of the Light


Searching for reliable sources of information can be overwhelming, so this guide is here to help! As you are working on your Comparison/Contrast Paper assignment, use this guide to help you find the most relevant and appropriate sources.

What's in this Guide:

Get Started: Start with reference sources to get an overall view of your topic.

Find Articles: Search the library's databases for articles to use as sources for your paper.

Search Tips: Learn tips and tricks for searching academic databases.

Evaluate Sources: Learn techniques to help you think critically about sources and evaluate which ones to use in your research.

Cite Sources: Get help on how to cite your sources correctly.

Why Use Reference Materials?

Reference Sources:

  • Provide background info/brief overviews on a subject
  • Provide key terms, persons, etc. to add to database searches
  • Lead to more useful sources
  • Help you narrow down your topic

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