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ENG 101 Composition: Getting Started

Getting Started

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  • START EARLY X 10! Don't put off your papers.
  • Know and Understand your topic. Verify with your instructor that what you have selected is appropriate and doable for the course.

Credo Reference


Credo Reference is a collection of fulltext reference materials. It is an excellent place to start to get background information on a topic.

Crafting a Research Question

Subject Specific Encyclopedias

A good encyclopedia can provide beginning researchers with the following:

  • an overview of a topic and its various aspects
  • the vocabulary associated with the topic
  • the names of important people, companies or places,
  • a bibliography to lead to other relevant items on the topic, including major studies, books, articles and researchers.

The reference collection contains encylopedias representative of the curriculum. Use the online catalog to locate these subject specific sources.