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ENGL 1001: English Composition

Library resources for English 1001 (ENGL 1001) research assignments


There are two options for online library instruction for ENGL 1001: one is self-paced, and allows you to work through the steps  on this guide on your own; the other is a series virtual workshops led by a librarian.  Both the self-paced workbook and the workshops will cover developing  topics, choosing keywords, and searching  for and evaluating sources. 

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Virtual Research Refresher Workshops

These online interactive sessions will be led by a librarian. Please review workshop outcomes and preparation below. 

Spring 2023 Workshops

Part 1: Research Refresher (Topics and Searching)

  • Tue Feb 14, 2023    10:00-11:00am     Zoom     Link to Register
  • Wed Feb 22, 2023    4:00-5:00pm        Zoom     Link to Register
  • workshop will be repeated; students need only attend one
    • Outcomes: This hands-on session will cover how to develop research topics, identify keywords, and search for scholarly articles in library databases
    • Preparation:  Students should come to the workshop with a topic idea in mind

Part 2: Research Refresher (Reading and Evaluating Sources)


  • Tue March 7, 2023       10:00-11:00am   Zoom     Link to Register
  • Wed, March 22, 2023   4:00-5:00pm      Zoom     Link to Register
  • workshop will be repeated; students need only attend one
    • Outcomes: This interactive session will go over strategies for efficiently evaluating and reading a scholarly article. This will be particularly helpful to students completing annotated bibliographies.
    • Preparation: Students should bring one potential source for their papers to the workshop.

Workshop Details

  • Sessions will last one hour. The sessions are identical, so you only need to attend one.
  • Registration is required and  is automatically approved. You can register and/or cancel registration up until the workshop starts.
  • Please plan to arrive a few minutes early to make sure your audio is set up. You will not need a camera or microphone, but you will need to have speakers or headphones to hear.
  • The workshop will be most beneficial using a laptop or computer (tablets and phones may make it more difficult to engage in some of the research activities).
  •  Attendance will be taken and lists sent to instructors after each workshop. Students will also complete a digital worksheet they can send to instructors as proof of attendance.


This workbook contains all of the activities within this guide, in one spot.  You can also access these worksheets individually in each corresponding unit.  The handbook is a pdf form, so you can download it and edit it directly on your own computer.  This is a great way to keep track of your research progress throughout the semester.  

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