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English Research Guide

Welcome to the Library Research Session for English 1A (Ogden)!

In today's session we will:

  • Review library resources & services (laptop borrowing, study rooms, textbooks... and much more!)
  • Practice using databases (including OED, Opposing Viewpoints, and EBSCO)
  • Practice using the library catalog (great for finding books & ebooks!)
  • Recap & survey

Library Resources & Services Intro

Suggested Databases


Oxford English Dictionary (OED)

The OED is the accepted authority on the meaning, history, and pronunciation of over half a million words in the English language, both present and past.

Opposing viewpoints

Opposing Viewpoints

Articles about social issues. Includes opinion articles, topic overviews, statistics, primary documents, and full-text periodical articles from magazines and newspapers.



A combined search of a wide variety of EBSCOhost databases containing thousands of journal, magazine, and newspaper articles covering all disciplines. Includes scholarly journal articles. Includes Academic Search Premier, America: History and Life, science and medicine/health databases, psychology databases, and many more.

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Search our Library Catalog

You can find books, articles, and videos using our catalog.  

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Database List

Access our full list of databases to search for more resources

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MLA Citation Guide

Use our own MLA Citation Guide to help you format your citations in MLA Format.

Library help


Find research help on-campus or off-campus!