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English 102: Cat Person: Introduction

This course guide was created specifically for Weston Richey's Spring 2019 English 102 Classes

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Introduction to approaching a paper topic and using some of the basic services provided by the Rutgers University Libraries.  Includes videos and exercises to build your research awareness.  More videos at

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Introduction to Research for English 102

Welcome to Introduction to Research for English 102. This class will prepare you to complete research papers for Instructor Weston Richey's class, as outlined in the assignment handout.

Make note of this Research Guide. The information contained within will help you as you make your way through the Academic Research process.

Mission Statement

The mission of bibliographic instruction is to provide students with the knowledge, skills, and tools needed to do scholarly research. As students of Weston Richey's Spring 2019 English 102 Classes, your mission is to take what you learn today and put it into practice in completing your assignments. Even then, the mission is far from over. As undergraduates, you will find that these skills will frequently be put to use since what you learn here can be applied to many other classes. Once you have the basics down, it will be up to you to continue to practice these skills.

After attending this class, students will be able to:

  • Develop a research plan
  • Evaluate information sources
  • Know how use the QuickSearch Library Catalog to find books and other materials
  • Know how to use research databases to find articles and other materials
  • Know how to prepare quick bibliographies in MLA style
  • Know where to go and who to talk to when you need research assistance

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Relevant Research Guides

A list of Library Research Guides from Rutgers University Libraries that may provide useful, relevant information.

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