Course: Eng 101 English Composition I

Professor Mikel E. Satcher
Instruction Lirbarian: Ted Intarabumrung

This guide is designed to help you research topics. It includes an index of scholarly sources that should be used. Included in the list are websites and search engines that will be helpful in your research. If you have any trouble finding these sources, please ask a librarian for help. Good Luck! Any comments or suggestions are welcome!

Learning Objectives:

Able to locate information sources, in RCC library-subscribed databases, relevant to a given topic.
Able to use MBLN catalog online to locate some books in print, relevant to a given topic.
Able to identify types of information sources.
Able to select the information supporting the thesis.
Able to take some notes related to the topics while gathering the given information.
Able to document the gathered information in MLA style.

To Do:

  • Participate in the brief hands-on training
  • Gather information sourcs related to the given topics

Information Literacy: Types of Information Sources

Video prepared by PIMA Community College Library



The on-line catalog provides access to the Library's collection of approximately 40,000 books, periodicals and audio-visual titles. These resources may be used to find information for assignments or general interest.
Tutorial for searching catalog and ordering books from Metro Boston Library Network (includes Boston Public Library)

Books Online

Tutorial for using Ebrary.

Reference Books

Credo Reference, providing comprehensive information for issues, concepts and terms in dictionaries and encyclopedias.


Browse these paper journals and magazines in the library's first floor periodicals section for articles about [insert topic]
  • Newsweek
  • Times
  • US News & Reports
  • Boston Globe
  • Boston Herald
E-journal List


Access to millions of journal, magazine, newspaper and reference source articles through our research databases.

Web sites

Lesley University

Citing Sources: Style Guides

Duke Library Guide to Assembling a List of Works Cited
Laguardia Community College Library MLA and APA citation style

The Owl at Purdue: APA Formatting and Style Guide
The Owl at Purdue: MLA 2009 Formatting and Style Guide

Basic Research Help

Please click the Ask a Librarian icon if you have any questions concerning these guides, need help finding material for your research or any general questions you might have.

General Library Information