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ENG 1105: Literary Subject Research Paper Assignment

This research guide will help students in Professor DelVino's ENG 1105 courses with finding resources for their research papers.

Your Assignment

Literary Subject Research Paper Workshop

Description: In the Week 9 Discussion Board, you will:

  • Write a concise description of your chosen literary subject(s) in this course explaining your reasons for your choice.
  • Copy & Paste your Works Cited page of your four credible sources: 2 books, 1 journal article, and 1 website, using MLA format.
  • Offer an example of a source that is not credible and explain why. 

The content in this LibGuide will help you:

  • Identify the types of resources available in research and how they are similar and different.
  • See searching for resources as a strategic process that is thoughtful and complex.
  • Use the library databases to find scholarly journal articles.
  • Use ebook central and the library catalog to find books and ebooks.
  • Ensure that you are finding specific resources that meet your research needs.

Getting Started

Below is a suggested timeline that can help you to start working on your paper:

  • Select a topic and get it approved by your Professor.  See the paper description above. 
  • Review some basic information about your topic.  You can use the Encyclopedia Britannica database or the Opposing Viewpoints database from the Library as a resource for this.
  • Review the resources that this guides recommends for further research while creating your arguments and writing. 
  • As you write your paper, use the Writing & Citing guide from the Center for Academic Success or visit your campus CAS for any assistance.