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Maple Woods - ENG 102 (Mundy) Fall 2020

Welcome

This is the library guide for Sarah Mundy's ENG 102 class. The resources and guidance here will help you complete your essay on evaluating persuasive arguments. 

On this page, try some links in the Getting Started box if you're still trying to pick a topic. Find out how you can get help from a librarian in the Contact Us Remotely box.

On the Books page, find out how to locate print books and ebooks on from the library's collection of titles in the Opposing Viewpoints Series.

On the Articles page, see a list of databases you can search to find popular and scholarly articles and learn how to evaluate those articles for quality. In addition, find links to the sites your teacher has required for two of your sources as well as some tips for spotting Fake News.

On the Writing and Citing page, click the links to see tips and examples on when and how to paraphrase and download a copy of the library's guide to MLA citation. 

Can't find what you need? If you are struggling to find resources on your topic in our library, talk with a librarian about requesting books or articles from other libraries. 

Getting Started

Trying to decide on a topic? Your instructor recommends this website to look for ideas:

ProCon.org.

You could also check out these MW databases for potential topics:

CQ Researcher

Issues and Controversies (Facts on File)

Opposing Viewpoints in Context (Gale)

(If prompted, use your MW username and password to login.) 

Wondering what makes a source count as scholarly? Check out the handout linked below.

Contact Us Remotely

If you need additional assistance with your sources, please note the opportunities for assistance listed below:

1. Get live chat help by accessing the Ask a Librarian service. Maple Woods librarians staff the chat service from 2:00pm to 5:00pm Mondays through Fridays. 

2. You can also schedule a virtual research appointment with a librarian. Once you select a time, a librarian will send you a Zoom link. 

(For more information on the online help opportunities, view the video below.)