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English 111 Research Guide

Books and Encyclopedias

Books: Book collections in the library are organized using the Library of Congress Subject Headings.

eBook Collections Links to electronic book collections.

Oxford Reference Online Premium   Oxford’s comprehensive online tool for research in a multitude of topics.


Journal Databases:

Academic Search Complete  Comprehensive scholarly multi-disciplinary database.

Associates Programs Source  Designed specifically for community colleges with sources pertinent to associate degree programs.

Biography Reference Bank  Biographical profiles and information.

CQ Researcher  Current and controversial topics research, insights from all sides of a topic.

EBSCOhost Databases   A link to our list of databases from EBSCOhost.  Tailor your research by selecting databases or search them all at once.

Issues and Controversies on File  Research controversial topics with this database.

Literature Resource Center   Literature database including work overviews, literary criticism, and analysis.

MasterFILE Premier  Multidisciplinary database, a great starting place for your research.

Merriam-Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary The online dictionary of online dictionaries.

Opposing Viewpoints Use this resource to compare opposing ideologies on topics.


Newspaper Databases:

Access World News (RCC, Full Text) Search newspapers and magazines from across the country and through the decades.

Newspaper Source Plus    National and international newspapers, TV and radios news transcripts.


Internet Resources:

ipl2 (Information you can trust) Nonpartisan, nonprofit, 501(c)(3) public benefit corporation whose purpose is to inform the public about controversial issues using facts, news, and hundreds of diverse opinions in a pro-con format.

Public Agenda Online Nonpartisan and nonprofit, unbiased research on current topics.

Consumer Search: Free online tool to help consumers review different retail products.

Consumer Reports: If you find a review from Consumer Reports, you can get access to the article via the library’s electronic journals search!

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