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First Year Writing / Composition (ENGL 1005A/B, 1010, 1050, 2030)

A research guide for students in first year writing classes (1005A/B, 1010, 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, 1005B, 1010, 1050, and 2030.

Humanities Librarian

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Paizha Stoothoff
Librarian for English, Modern Languages & Literature, and Philosophy.

Research Help:
Email me for appointment at

Drop-in / Office Hours:
Thursdays 4-5pm; email for zoom link
(562) 522-4753
John F. Kennedy Memorial Library
California State University, Los Angeles
5151 State University Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90032-8300