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ENG 226 Online

Research exploration activity & research tips and tricks for ENG 226 students.

Choosing a Topic

Research Databases

The Bailey Library provides online access to credible articles and books through library databases. Using databases saves time and provide access to content that is not available freely on the web.

Choosing Keywords

Finding Credible Websites - Google Search Tricks

Domain-Specific Search

When using Google, you can increase your odds of finding credible resources by using a domain-specific search to pull information from specific domains such as .gov, .org, and .edu (but you'll still have to evaluate all information your find!).

  • .govgovernment (Federal and state government agencies use the Web to publish legislation, census information, weather data, tax forms and many other documents)
  • .orgnon-profit organization (Nonprofit organizations use the Web to promote their causes. These pages are good sources to use when comparing different sides of an issue)
  • .edueducational institution (Even though a page comes from an educational institution, it does not mean the institution endorses the views published by students or faculty members)

 

How to Do a Domain-Specific Search

Finding Books & Articles - Tutorials and Additional Tips

Talk to a WCC Librarian

 Walk-In: Visit the Research Help Desk in the library (on the 1st floor of Gunder Myran Building)
(734) 973-3429

Fall/Winter Hours: 
Mon-Thu 7:30am to 10:00pm 
   (Librarians available until 8 p.m.)
Fri 7:30am to 5:00pm 
Sat & Sun 12:00pm to 6:00pm (No librarians available) 
Spring/Summer Hours: 
Mon-Thu: 8:00am to 10:00pm
     (Librarians available until 8 p.m.)
Fri: 8:00am to 5:00pm 
Sat & Sun: CLOSED

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