ENG101/102 First-Year Composition (Hershman John)

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This guide will help you complete your essays for ENG101/ENG102.  

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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