Course Research Pages

ENG 350 Research Writing

From off-campus, you will need your Menlo username and password to access the subscription online databases described below.

Finding Background and Biographical Information

Reference resources, like those below, can help you understand a topic, learn about historical background, and identify keywords to use for further searching. They often contain biographical information also.

Biography in Context - Contains biographical reports on current and historical figures.

Credo Reference - Contains full-text reference books in 20 subject areas including business, biography, history, economics, and other social sciences.

Gale Virtual Reference Library - An online collection of reference books in biography, business/management, and many other subjects.

Bowman Library Catalog - Search by keyword to find information sources including books and e-books. If you are interested in a book not in the Library's collection, you can order it via Interlibrary Loan.

Finding Business and Industry Resources

Business Insights: Essentials - Contains articles, reports, and financials for specific businesses, as well as industries.

Business Source Complete - Covers all business disciplines and includes industry reports, company profiles, market research reports, articles, and more.

Finding Career Information

O*Net (Occupational Network) Online - Use this tool for finding information about specific careers or for finding careers that require specific skills.

Occupational Outlook Handbook - Published by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, this online handbook contains information on hundreds of occupations.

Finding Articles in Research Databases

CQ Researcher - Contains detailed reports on U.S. issues including the economy, jobs, the safety net, and labor unions.

EBSCOHost - Contains scholarly and popular publications in business, economics, and many other fields. Select Peer-Reviewed Journals and Full-text in your search limits to locate academic articles. See the subject terms on the left menu of results pages to view other relevant articles.

Google Scholar - Searches scholarly literature only, though full text is not available for all articles. If full text is not available, check to see if the Library has a subscription using the bottom search box on the Library home page. You may also order the article via Interlibrary Loan.

JSTOR - This collection contains scholarly journal articles in disciplines such as business, economics, and social science.

LexisNexis - Contains articles from international news sources including newspapers, magazines, and industry publications.

Citing Sources

NoodleTools - Use this tool to generate and store your citations. It can also be used for organizing your research.

More Citation Help - See examples showing how to cite many types of sources.

Basics of APA Tutorial - Self-paced screenshots with audio that show how to cite sources and build bibliographies.

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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)