Course: Eng 101 English Comp I

Prof. Judith Kahlas

Homogenous vs. heterogenous
Home-school vs. public education in higher education outcomes
Diversitty in classrooms: how does it affect student success?
Creativity art therapy/expressive therapy: do they succeed where other methods fail?
LD studentsand college drop-out rates: how successful is intervention?
METCO: success and failure

This guide is designed to help you research the subjects of education. 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!
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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)

Good Search Terms to use: words or phrase

  • homeschool
  • diversity and classrooms
  • art therapy and expressions
  • college and dropout

New Book

__Race and education, 1954-2007__ / Raymond Wolters. KF 4155.W66 2008

Reference Books

  • Credo Reference, a reference database that has more than 400 reference e-books. Providing a compregensive way to get an overview topic and its concept.
  • Psychology of classroom learning: an encyclopedia, REF LB 1060 .P89 2009 volume set
  • Gale Virtual Reference LIbrary, a database of encyclopedias and specialized reference sources for multidisciplinary research. These reference materials once were accessible only in the library, but now you can access them online from the library or remotely 24/7

Electronic Books

The library has recently added 20,000 online books from the vendor Ebrary. This is the “community college” collection, of interest to students and faculty at 2-year colleges. All books are simultaneously available to all RCC users.


Browse these paper journals and magazines in the library's first floor periodicals section for articles about [insert topic]
  • Time Magazine
  • US News and Reports


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

Academic Search Premier

Provides full text for more than 3,800 scholarly publications covering academic areas of study including over (21,000 article mentioning "human rights", 3,200 articles mentioning genocide, 2,700 mentioning torture and 900 using "human rights" and war.)

Academic OneFile, the premier source for peer-reviewed, full-text articles from the world's leading journals and reference sources. With extensive coverage of the physical sciences, technology, medicine, social sciences, the arts, theology, literature and other subjects, Academic OneFile is both authoritative and comprehensive.

ERIC, the U.S. Department of Education Educational Resource Information Center database, contains citations and abstracts from over 980 educational and education-related journals, as well as full text of more than 2,200 digests.

Streaming Videos

Full length and segment videos from Films On Demand.

Films On Demand

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 Universityhas a very good guide.

Web sites

Citing Sources: Style Guides

APA Style TutorialDuke Library Guide to Assembling a List of Works CitedLaguardia Community College Library MLA and APA citation styleThe Owl at Purdue: APA Formatting and Style GuideThe 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

Research guide prepared on 03-26-12by Ted Intarabumrung,