The library catalog searches a variety of resources by title, author, keyword, or phrase linking you to ebooks, print books in the on-campus collection, and journal articles from both general and subject specific databases. The more specific your search terms, the more specific the results will be. For our Distance Learning (DL) students, excerpts from print items held in the on-campus library can be provided on request.
If you are accessing electronic resources from off-campus and are required to log in, use your student portal user name and password to gain access. If you have difficulty with the website or accessing any resources, please let library staff know by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
Professional librarians are cheerfully available by email at firstname.lastname@example.org, in the library, or by phone at 540-441-8400.
ProQuest Research Library and Academic Search Premier provide access to 1,000's of articles in the broad areas of social sciences and law, many with full-text, images and graphics. If you are new to database searching, you will find these two easy to navigate.
"Think tanks" offer access to research that may be helpful if you are asked to provide an argumentative paper or presentation on a cureent and/or controversial subject. The following think tanks can be helpful in providing current topic research on various points of view .
Bedford researcher /Palmquist - Ref PE 1478 .P35 2016
Elements of rhetoric / Whately - PE 1402 .W6 2009
Elements of style / Strunk and White - Ref PE 1408 .S772 2000
Manual for writers / Turabian - Ref LB 2369 .T8 2018
Pocket Style Manual / Hacker - PE1408 .H26 2018
Various websites have as their goal to provide access to scholarly information regarding specific authors. Given the individual nature of potential topics chosen for writing projects in this course, it is impossible to provide suggested authoritative websites for all of them. However, it is particularly important to vet all Internet sources for scholarship / authority. To ensure the authority of your source, consider the following:
Click on a subject term in the record of a book to search for other books on the same subject.
Once you locate a helpful book or article, you may find other helpful resources listed in the item’s bibliography.
Chicago/Turabian is the preferred citation style for this course. Citation help needed? Check out the OWL (Online Writing Lab) online style manual at Chicago/Turabian
Created: Thornhill, 2011. Updated: Grewell/Thornhill, 2018, 2020.