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English 1301/1302: Databases, Journals, and Articles

Resources for English 1301/1302 courses.

Useful Links

Some good links for ENGL 1301/1302

MLA Handbook

MLA Handbook, Eighth Edition

Call Number: LB2369.G53 2016.
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Trial Databases and Feedback

The Library offers some trial databases that might assist you in your search for information.  Please view these sources and fill out the evaluation survey link.

Databases

The databases listed below are large multi-disciplinary indexes that will cover many topics and research questions.

Journals and Articles

The TTU Libraries hold a number of print journals, which can also be found through the Library Catalog.  In addition to print, patrons can access several E-Journals online.

Why Cite?

It is important to credit the authors of the resources you consulted in your research. This credit is given through a proper citation that includes the original author's name, the title of the work, the date of publicationinformation enabling others to access the research you cited. You should cite sources when
  • you use a direct or indirect quotation.
  • you paraphrase or summarize someone else's writing.
  • you refer to someone else's research or ideas.
Reasons for citing resources:
  • Avoiding plagiarism and academic dishonesty
  • Demonstrating the originality of your research by distinguishing your ideas from those expressed by other scholars
  • Showing that you examined related research
There are multiple steps to citing your resources properly. These may include
  • Creating a list of citations for the resources for a bibliography, works cited, or reference list.
  • Citing the resources in footnotes or endnotes.
  • Citing the resources in the text of your document.
  • Obtaining permission to use a quote or content created by someone else.

 

Researching Film, Television, and Radio in the MLA Bibliography

Associate Librarian for Department of English