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ENG 106: Comp 2

Getting started

This research guide will cover:

  • Evaluating resources using the CRAAP Test.
  • How to use the library databases to find articles for your assignment. 
  • Google Search tips. 

As you start your research, consider:

  • Is your topic too broad or too narrow? If you want to write about "nutrition," there's way more out there than you can cover in a short paper. If you want to write about whether artificial sweeteners are safe and healthy, that's probably a more manageable topic.
  • Will you be able to find resources on your topic? Start looking early -- we can request books and articles from other libraries, but you should allow about ten days for them to arrive.