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English Composition: Exit West (21:355:102): Overview

This course guide was created specifically for Instructor Emily Caris' Spring 2020 ENG 102 classes.


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This guide was put together with the goal of helping students in Instructor Emily Caris' Spring 2020 English Composition courses get started with finding a few sources for their research paper assignment.  It is intended to complement and supplement the library research instruction session taught.

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 library research session for Instructor Caris' ENG 102 class will learn how to:

  • execute an effective search in library databases (such as Academic Search Premier or MLA International Bibliography) in order to find articles about their topic
  • create MLA style citations for articles using library databases (such as Academic Search Premier or MLA International Bibliography)
  • execute an efficient search in QuickSearch in order to find e-books about their topic
  • create MLA style citations for books using QuickSearch 

MLA Annotated Bibliography

Physical Sciences Librarian

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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):

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