Course Research Pages

ENG 102 - English Composition 2 - Professor Weatherup

Finding Background Information

Credo Reference - A good spot for overviews of topics.

Gale Virtual Reference Library - Use for overviews and background information.

Oxford English Dictionary

Finding Books in Bowman Library

Bowman Library Catalog - Search by keyword or subject heading to find books in the Bowman Library collection. The following subject headings might be useful for this assignment.

Finding Articles in Magazines, Newspapers, and Scholarly Journals

EBSCOhost - Contains articles from a wide array of magazines, newspapers, and scholarly journals.

Historical New York Times - Full text of The New York Times back to 1851; very useful for putting events into context in the time in which they occurred.

JSTOR - Scholarly articles.

Literature Resource Center - Use this database to find literary criticism for The Right Stuff.

Google Scholar - Provides access to scholarly literature only. Note that the full text is not available for all articles, but it can be ordered via Interlibrary Loan.

Web Sites

Life Magazine - photographs from Project Mercury.

NASA - Project Mercury

Finding Citation Help

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Research Tips

These Research Guides have been prepared by librarians to assist with your research. Read more:

Evaluating Web Resources

Critically Analyzing Information Sources

Searching Electronic Resources Effectively

For more information on citation style, see:

Citing Your Research

MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers - LB2369 .G53 2009 (Located in Library Permanent Reserves)