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English Composition / First Year Writing

A research guide for students in first year writing classes (ENGL 1005A/B,10010, 1050, 2030)


Welcome to the research guide for students enrolled in first year writing and other beginning writing courses. This is a general guide that can help you with the basics of research, including developing a topic, finding sources, and evaluating and citing sources.

Relevant classes include: ENGL 1005A/B, 1010, 1050, and 2030.

About Library Home

The Library Homepage includes useful resources to help you do research for college writing, including:

OneSearch: Search across Cal State LA's Collections for eBooks, articles, and more.

Databases: Find background information and article databases linked in this guide.

Writing & Citing: Help with and samples of citations in all styles including MLA.

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