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English Composition: The Barracks Thief by Tobias Wolff (21:355:102): Overview

This course guide was specifically created for Instructor Joanne Chin's Spring 2012 section 6 ENG 102 class.

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This guide was put together with the goal of helping students in Instructor Joanne Chin’s Spring 2012 English Composition course get started with finding a few secondary sources for their research paper assignment.  It is intended to complement and supplement the March 21, 2012 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 March 21, 2012 library research session for Instructor Chin'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

The Barracks Thief by Tobias Wolff

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Bonnie Fong
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Newark, NJ 07102-1814

(973) 353-3811

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