Course: Eng 102 English Composition II

Professor Helena Halperin
Harlem-125th Street

This guide is designed to help you research English Composition II 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!

Our goals of today are to search for information needs under the topics below.
Topic Strands:
  1. Langston Hughes and Harlem Renaissance
  2. Media Stereotypes of Black people
  3. Comparison: domestic violence in lesbian and heterosexual relationships



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 BPL)

New Books

Encyclopedia of the Harlem Literary Renaissance by Lois Brown. REF PS153 .N5 B675 2006

Reference Books

  • African American Literary Criticism, 1773 to 2000 edited by Hazel A. Ervin. REF PS153 .N53 A33 1999
  • African American Writers edited by Valerie Smith. REF PS153 .N5 A344 2001


Browse these paper journals and magazines in the library's first floor periodicals section for articles about [insert topic]
  • Black History
  • Contemporary Literature
  • Criminal Justice Studies: A Critical Journal of Crime, Law and Society
  • Criminal Justice Review
  • Criminal Justice and Behavior
  • Journal of African American History
  • Newsweek
  • U.S. News & World Report


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

Web sites

There are many good [insert topic] web sites on the internet. These web sites have been evaluated by library staff. Remember to always evaluate internet resources. To find out more about evaluating web sites, Lesley University has a very good guide.

Search Engines

Web sites

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

Research guide prepared on 11.16.07 by Ted Intarabung: