ENG101/102 First-Year Composition (Hershman John)

Extremely helpful research guide for Hershman John's English Students

Phoenix College Libarian

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Mercedes Miramontes



This video shows you how to search ALL of the library's resources using the OneSearch Box located on the library's website

Recommended Library Resources for this class

Basic Information about a topic (reference sources)

  • Gale eBooks - easy to search collection of reference ebooks
  • Credo Reference - collection of encyclopedias and dictionaries on a variety of subjects
  • Salem Press - easy to use collection of ebooks on a variety of topics.
  • Library Catalog - tool for searching for items in the library (print books and DVDs)

News Sources (newspapers / magazines)

  • US Major Dailies (includes the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune)
  • Flipster - digital versions of popular magazines like Us Weekly, People, Time, and Rolling Stone

  • Arizona Republic - local newspaper online
  • MasterFILE Premier - article database

Argument / Controversial Issues 

  • CQ Researcher - explores a single "hot" issue in the news in depth each week.
  • Issues & Controversies  - Updated weekly, explores and analyzes hundreds of hot topics.
  • Opposing Viewpoints (Gale In Context) - Covers numerous social issues and includes viewpoint articles and contextual topic overviews.
  • Congressional Digest Debates Online - An independent, scholarly publication featuring controversies before Congress. Congressional Digest is not an official organ, nor is it controlled by any party, interest, class or sect.
  • American Experiences (Pop Culture, African American, Latino American, and Native American)   Provides historical information by decade on current topics.

Not sure where to start - use ONE SEARCH to search all library databases at the same time!

Digital Magazines from Flipster

Browse the full collection of magazine titles