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Library Resources for Dr. Heffner's ENC1102: Home

Research Assistance

My name is Sara Johnson, and I am the embedded librarian for your course. The quickest way to reach me is typically by email: sjohnso2@irsc.edu. You can call or text ‪(772) 237-0107‬. 

If you think you might prefer more in-depth one-on-one assistance, please feel free to click here book a research appointment! I am happy to meet with you in person or virtually via Zoom. I am primarily based out of the Pruitt Campus, but I can also arrange to meet at the Massey Campus if that is more convenient. Just send me an email if you aren’t seeing a location/time that works for you and we can work something out!

Suggested Databases & Additional MLA Resources

Using Gale Literature Resource Center

Using JSTOR

Avoiding Plagiarism

Using & Editing Citations from a Database

MLA Style Paper Template

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.

Database Login for Students

To log in to the databases, you will use the same Rivermail e-mail address and password you set up to log into MyPioneerPortal. First-time users of MyPioneerPortal can create their password by following the instructions you receive in your activation email. To reset your password, select "Need help signing in." The librarians cannot reset MyPioneerPortal passwords, if you need additional assistance visit the tutorial on MyPioneerPortal. 

MyPioneerPortal Login