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Research guide for Writing 2 / ENGL 1200 for Elizabeth Gordon.

Mind Mapping

It is important to narrow down your topic to find the topic you are really interested in.  This will allow you to get better results when you do research.  It will help you narrow the results down to the most appropriate articles, books and websites.  Use these mind mapping tools to help you with the process.

Citation Management Tool

Citing your sources is one of the most important steps in doing research.  RefWorks will allow you to store and organize your citations as well as easily create your bibliography/references (whether annotated or not) and final paper in the correct style.  

You can use RefWorks to:

  • Organize references
  • Format bibliographies
  • Create a database of your own citations
  • Import references directly from library databases
  • Insert in-text citations, footnotes and bibliographies using the Write-n-Cite tool
  • Share your citations with a group

MLA Style - Humanities

MLA (Modern Language Association) Style is primarily used for the humanities - English, philosophy, music, religion - but can also be used in other subjects.

Get Started with Reference Sources

Need a topic, but don't know where to start?  Need some background information to help you build better searches?  Start with some of these reference sources to browse and learn basic information about your topic. 

Online: Forget Wikipedia or random Google searches!  These sites are just as easy to search, but provide you with academic sources that you can include on your bibliography!

Print:  Need something a bit more specific to a certain era or movement?  We've got great reference books here in the library.  Here's a small example of what we've got.  Ask a librarian for help identifying a source that will apply to your area of research. 

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