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ENGL 103 Research Guide: Library Instruction (video)

Online access to the library

As an online student, you have access to all of the electronic resources that SU Libraries has to offer from anywhere in the world! 

The electronic resources included within this guide can be accessed using the same SU Username & Password that you use to log into Gullnet and MyClasses

Assignment and research approach

Here's a basic research approach and sources to consider along the way. Think of these sources as pieces of evidence that support your argument. Research writing is "recursive," in which drafts can be opportunities to swap weaker sources for stronger ones.

1. Explore topic context & primary sources (news or non-library sources)
2. Learn the background (WorldCat Discovery: books)
3. Discover scholarly conversations (library databases: journal articles)
4. Support your argument (source citation)
5. Rinse, repeat; drafts & revisions (research librarians, writing center)

Welcome video (expand to view)

Manage & Organize Sources

ProQuest RefWorks is a citation management tool that can help you organize and cite your sources and create bibliographies.

Sign into your RefWorks account. Keep RefWorks open in a tab at the top of your web browser.

Consult the RefWorks Guide for additional help.