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Find Reference Sources
Reference sources include dictionaries, almanacs, encyclopedias, and more, which provide basic information about a subject, person, or idea.
Speed Library has access to both print and online reference sources.
- Print reference titles are available in the Reference Room on the first floor of the library. To search those titles, conduct an Advanced Search in MICAL for your topic and the word "reference."
- Online reference sources may be accessed via the library's two reference sources databases
1. Oxford Reference and
2. Credo Reference.
Find Journal Articles
Below are links to suggested databases for ENG 102. Search them using keywords and subject headings relevant to your topic.
Academic Search Premier (EBSCO)
An online database that indexes roughly 4,500 publications, providing full-text access to more than 3,000 journals and magazines. Sources include scholarly journals, news magazines and select newspaper articles. Dates of coverage vary according to title. Much duplication from the MLA database, but would include more reviews of plays and books.
Contains contextual information and opinions on hundreds of today's hottest social issues
Literature Resource Center
A comprehensive site focusing on the study of literature. Extensive materials including biographical, bibliographic, critical and contextual information on authors and their works. Includes full text journal articles as well as essays.
Backfiles of journal articles all available in full image in the humanities, the social sciences, and the sciences