Resources for Writing Classes

(EN111, EN120, EN305, EN306)

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 Databases:
  • Credo Reference: An excellent full-text integrated reference database. Contains linked searching to other resources and visual concept mapping. The BEST place to start!
  • ProQuest Central: Our largest comprehensive database, with many journals in full-text, now in a new improved interface.
    • Guided subject searching for better results, just click the picture for the subject you need!
    • Or, search the entire interface, including ebooks
    • Combine terms using AND, OR and NOT EX: "American and continental" will return results with both terms, "American or continental" will look for both terms. "British not English" will get rid of anything containing "English".
    • Clickable boxes for peer-reviewed and full-text content
    • Easily save, print, or email marked records and create citations for your bibliography.
    • Use our interlibrary loan form to order articles that are not full-text
  • Academic Search Elite: A large multi-disciplinary database with some education coverage.
      • Many journals in full-text, now in a new improved interface
      • Guided subject searching and easy clickable buttons for narrowing or widening your search.
  • CQ Researcher: A source full of current events, with original reporting on events shaping our world.
    • Search chronologically or by topic for full developed, comprehensive reports on a variety of subject areas.
  • Lexis/Nexis: Academic Universe includes business, legal and medical journals as well as major newspapers from around the world.
    • All content is full-text, but may not be scholarly!
  • Pop Culture Universe: An easy to use scholarly source for pop culture information. Search by topic or chronologically.
Books:
  • Use the Quest and Mobius catalogs
    • Quest catalog includes CMU, Mo Valley, UCM and State Fair
    • Items from Quest usually arrive in 2-3 days and check out for 1 month.
    • MOBIUS catalog is state wide; items requested arrive in 5-7 days and check out for 3 weeks.
    • Request items from off-campus using your name and student ID number.

 

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