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English Composition: Benito Cereno by Herman Melville (21:355:102): Overview

This course guide was created specifically for Instructor Douglass Irvin-Erickson's Spring 2014 ENG 102 class.

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Rutgers Libraries Toolbar

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  • provides a drop-down menu to library resources
  • embeds library links on popular Websites such as
  • offers special functionality when you highlight terms on a Website and right-click over them with your mouse
  • allows linking from ISBNs, ISSNs, PubMed IDs, and DOIs to Rutgers-restricted online resources
  • is easy to install and easy to use

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This guide was put together with the goal of helping students in Instructor Douglass Irvin-Erickson’s Spring 2013 English Composition course get started with finding a few sources for their research paper assignment.  It is intended to complement and supplement the April 2, 2014 library research instruction session.

By no means is this an exhaustive guide to doing research, so if you have any questions, please Ask-A-Librarian!  And if you would like to get in touch with Bonnie Fong, her contact information is along the right column.

Learning Objectives

Students attending the April 2, 2014 library research session for Instructor Irvin-Erickson's ENG 102 class will learn how to:

  • find books about their topic using the Rutgers Libraries Catalog
  • find articles about their topic using library databases such as Academic Search Premier
  • e-mail citation information to themselves from library databases such as Academic Search Premier

Physical Sciences Librarian

Bonnie Fong
John Cotton Dana Library

185 University Ave

Newark, NJ 07102-1814

(973) 353-3811

Licensing Information

This guide is copyright-protected, but you are welcome to reuse it as per the license below (click for more details):