Scholarly articles are:
in-depth | written by experts | validated with technical language, abstracts, literature reviews, methodologies, tables, graphs, and conclusions | reviewed by experts | given a bibliography
Popular articles are:
brief overviews of topics | written by journalists | easily read by most people | illustrated with colorful photographs or pictures | reviewed by editors | not given a bibliography
Welcome to the LibGuide for Dr. Van Camp's ENC1102 course. This guide provides a selection of books and databases that will help you find criticism for your research paper.
If you need additional help finding sources or formatting your paper in MLA, contact the Reference Librarians at any IRSC Library.
Below is a list of themes that may lead you to a good question, which may then lead you to a good thesis for your paper.
Alienation and isolation
Bureaucracy run amuck
Dehumanization of people groups
Human as machine
Humans as animals/bugs
Individual as extinguished
Life as nightmare
Life out of balance
Life as comedy, tragedy, or both
Life as suffering
Marginalization of difference
Power of transformation
Questioning identity (work, institutions, virtues like love, hope, and faith)
Reality at war with itself
Suicide as becoming personally reduced
Time and identity shifts
Tyranny of Institutions (family, government, religion, education, entertainment)
Violation of human nature
Value of self-consciousness
Work as god (idolatry)
What is plagiarism?
"The act of claiming someone else's work as your own."
Remember: Everything you find has been created by someone else.
Here are some examples of plagiarism:
Failing to cite when you copy and paste
Failing to cite when you reword what someone else has said or written
Failing to cite when you take information from the Web
Reusing a paper that you have written in another course (self-plagiarism)
You can save a personal template in Microsoft Word (IRSC students, download Office for free, see a librarian if you need help). Above is a template you can use every time you need to set-up a research paper using MLA style format. Simply open the template and type your own information every time you need to write an MLA style paper. Microsoft Word will allow you to save personal templates. Once you have the template opened in Word
Click "Save as"
Give the file a name
Under "Save as type", select Word Template
Then when you open Word, you will be able to choose a template rather than a blank document. You might have to select Personal to find your template.