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ENGL 1001: English Composition (UCBA)

Starting point for ENGL 1001 research assignments.

Using Library Resources

The UC Libraries offers search tools that you can use to find sources for your research assignment. A great place to start a search is in Summon. You can search for research resources like articles (e.g. scholarly, magazine, news), ebooks, streaming videos, and more. 

Additional Help:

Start Your Search in Summon

When you're ready to begin searching, follow these steps to start a search in Summon:

  • Watch Summon Basics video for overview on how to use search tool (1:38 minutes)
  • Go to Summon (use search box on this page or go to Articles tab on UC Libraries website)
  • Enter keywords about research question into search box (use worksheet from 1. Your Research Question
  • Depending on number of results, limit search by source type (e.g. scholarly & peer review, journal article)

Important: Once You Find Potential Sources 
Take a close look at the source to determine quality of the information as well as appropriateness for your research assignment. Keep in mind that not every source is the best to use, even if it's on the research topic. The 4. Evaluate Information introduces this concept.

Search for Articles

Search for Books

Search the UC Library Catalog to find Books, Videos, Music Scores , and more...

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