Course Research Pages

ENG 099: Introduction to College English/ESL

Finding Resources

Book and Media Catalog - Search here for books on your topics.

To find other materials in our catalog, you might try searching some of the following subject headings:

For books on current controversial topics, try the Opposing Viewpoints series, the Introducing Issues With Opposing Viewpoints series, and the At Issue series.

Course Reserves

Click on this link for a list of books on Reserve for your class. You can check these books out for two hours at time at the Library Circulation Desk.


Library Databases

CQ Researcher - Detailed reports on timely and controversial topics, such as same-sex marriage, euthanasia, and environmental issues.

Credo Reference - Online books that are very useful for background information on many topics.

Gale Virtual Research Library - A collection of online books that give background information on many topics.

EBSCOhost - Contains many newspaper, magazine, and journal articles on many topics.

Web Sites

Pew Research Center
An important independent organization that "provides information on the issues, attitudes and trends shaping America and the world," through opinion polling and social science research. Very useful for your research into problems and issues faced by American women in workplace.

Room for Debate - Editorials from The New York Times.

This is the official portal to American government web sites at the federal, state and local level. Search the site by keyword to find different kinds of reports and information about workplace issues women deal with in the United States.

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Research Tips

These Research Guides have been prepared by librarians to assist with your research. Read more:

Evaluating Web Resources

Critically Analyzing Information Sources

Searching Electronic Resources Effectively

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Citing Your Research

MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers - LB2369 .G53 2009 (Located in Library Permanent Reserves)