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English 104: Introduction. What is Research?

Guide to Library Instruction Sessions Assignments

Help in Finding Resources

This guide provides information on the research process. Each item is designd to hep you succeed! 

If you need assistance with finding material for your research paper, a librarian will be glad to assist you. You can send an e-mail to A librarian will contact you. Assistance will be provided via additional e-mails, the LibChat, or a personal Zoom session.

Please feel free to connect with us!  We are glad to assist you!

English 104 Library Research Help

Welcome to the ENG 104 Library Research Help Guide

This Guide can help you:

  • Learn the basic process of research
  • Find an overview of your topic
  • Search for a print book
  • Effectively search for E-Books
  • Learn how to search for journal articles in databases
  • Distinguish between types of periodicals
  • Find websites and online resources related to your topic
  • Get citation help

What is information

Forming a Research Question

Research Questions: the good and not so good

Picking your Topic is Research

Please click on the link above and view the video. It is titled:  "Picking  your Topic is Research"

The goal of this video is to demonstrate the process you may go through in choosing the topic for your paper. After doing some initial research you may need to tweak your topic.  Talk with your professor after doing some initial research. They can help you with brainstorming if you run into challenges!

Overview of ENG 104 Library Instruction and Search Strategy


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