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Researching an English Topic

Typewriter with a sheet of paper and the words 5. The right to read anything. 6. The right to escapism. 7. The right to read anywhere. 8. The right to browse.This guide will help you locate books, articles, and other sources that can help with your English research.

There are several types of sources you will want to look for in researching your English assignments:

  1. Print books: these resources live in the library (whether in the stacks, the reference area, or at the reserve desk) and some may be checked out for as long as two weeks.

  2. Ebooks: many reference books, nonfiction books, and fiction books can be found in electronic format.

  3. Articles: come from periodicals (newspapers, magazines and scholarly journals). The library owns some periodicals in print and gives you access to many more via our online databases.

  4. Suggested Websites: credible websites for physics information.

  5. Films and Videos: links to films on English topics.

Hermes 3000: Reader's Rights. By Colchuck, Licensed under CC BY_ND  2.0 via Flickr.