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ENGL 1006: First-Year Composition: Home

Introduction to quality and types of sources and using the library

Scholarly Reference Sources

Articles compiled by scholars and researchers providing a high-quality introduction to a topic.

Searching for Books

Finding Books in the Library

* Books listed in the Combined Search or the Library Catalog will have a location and a call number:

Main Stacks (Turlock) =  Bookstacks (2nd & 3rd floors)

Reference Collection = behind Collaboratory (by Reference Desk)

Juvenile Collection  = Children's books on 3rd floor bookstacks (between K and L)

Basic Article Sources

Good Search Terms to Use

Search tips:

Break your topic into two or three key concepts, and search for keywords that represent those concepts.

For example, you might try California and one or two words from a topic:

  • California and environment
  • California and smog
  • California and history
  • California and World War II
  • California and education
  • California and bilingual education

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