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ENG 1320 Course Guide - Jessica McClean: Getting Started

This course guide contains resources and search techniques for ENG 1320 students.

Getting background information

If you want a little background information on your topic or need help identifying possible search keywords, check out the library's reference materials.

Reference materials are the place to go if you need factual information. Think encyclopedias, dictionaries, thesauri—simple, straight-forward information, presented in an easy-to-navigate format.

The Credo Reference database logo

Credo Reference is a library database that has more than 580 reference books, including encyclopedias, dictionaries (English and foreign language), thesauri, and books of quotations.  Use the search box above to begin using Credo.

How to Develop a Good Research Topic