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English Research Guide

Welcome to your Research Guide


Today, you will:

  • Explore research topics and brainstorm keywords / related terms

  • Find at least two useful, credible sources using library databases

  • Use MLA style to build citations for your sources


Suggested Databases

First: gather background information on your topics
Opposing viewpointsCQ Researcher  Gale Ebooks
Then: explore these databases to gather sources to support your research


Access newspapers, magazines, and journals.  

Gale powersearch

Access newspapers, magazines and journals


Access newspapers, magazines and journals.

Video resources 

Films on Demand


Academic Video Online


Statistical Abstract of the United States 


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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.

Research Companion Videos

Research Companion

Explore these videos to assist you in the research process. Videos are divided into three categories: Find Information, Evaluate Information and Use Information.