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ENC1102 Pechter Robin Mueller: Websites

This guide is intended to help you locate, evaluate, and use appropriate sources for your research paper assignment.

What is Scholarly?

When your instructor asks you to find "scholarly" articles, what does that mean?

Using the Web for Research

Do you start your research on the Web? If so, you're not alone. Web search engines are fast, easy, and familiar. But, using a search engine to find scholarly material for a research paper can be a daunting task.

Literary criticism written by experts is even harder to find on the Web.You will need to look in books and journals to find scholarly material on your novel. IRSC Library resources are the best place to find this material.

Use the Web with caution! The Web can be a a quick and easy way to find information about your novel (i.e. Wikipedia). Be sure that you know who authors or sponsors the website before using it as a source.

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Book reviews     Cliffnotes     Monarch Notes   SparkNotes        Wikipedia