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ENG 1510 and COMS 1030: The Steps of College Research   Tags: articles, catalog, evaluate, research, topics  

Use this guide to help with research for Eng 1510 and/or Coms 1030 course assignments.
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Research Steps

This guide shows you the steps of college research.

Each tabbed page focuses on a research step.

Visual Aids

Visual aids can be a very powerful tool to enhance the impact of your presentations.

Words and images presented in different formats can appeal directly to your audience’s imagination, adding power to your spoken words.

Using Power Point

PowerPoint 2010 is a visual and graphical application, primarily used for creating presentations.

Article Databases

Use These Databases

  • MasterFILE Premier
    Designed specifically for public libraries, this interdisciplinary database provides articles on most every topic. It can be a good place to begin your research.
  • Academic Search Complete
    Academic Search Complete is an interdisciplinary scholarly database.
  • CQ Researcher
    CQ Researcher explores a single "hot" topic in the news each week. Provides in-depth, unbiased coverage including social trends, education, the environment, and technology.
  • Opposing Viewpoints in Context
    Use the Opposing Viewpoints in Context for finding information to support assignments such as argumentative or persuasive essays or speeches.
  • Point of View Reference Center
    Provides a series of essays that present multiple sides of a current issue.
  • Pros & Cons of Controversial Issues
    Although not an article database, this website is similar to CQ Researcher and Opposing Viewpoints. It presents controversial issues in a straightforward, unbiased, primarily pro-con format.
  • Times Topics
    From the New York Times. Each topic page collects all the news, reference and archival information, photos, graphics, audio and video files published on these topics.

Alice Online Catalog


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