Course Research Pages
ENG 350 Research Writing
From off-campus, you will need your library barcode 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.
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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These Research Guides have been prepared by librarians to assist with your research. Read more:
For more information on citation style, see:
MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers - LB2369 .G53 2009 (Located in Library Permanent Reserves)