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ENC 1102 (Dieckmann) - Local Issues Research: Home

Start Here

This guide works best by accessing it within Atlas.  Follow these steps:

  1. Log in to Atlas
  2. Go to the Courses tab.
  3. From the Libraries box, click on 'Search the Library'
  4. Under 'I Need to Find' click on LibGuides
  5. From LibGuides, do a search for Dieckmann

Note: If you do not access this guide thorugh Atlas, you will be prompted for a Borrower ID and PIN when you click on the links to the databases

  • Your Borrower ID is the number on the back of your VID card
  • Your PIN is the last four digits of your VID

Technical Documents - online

Technical documents include charts, raw data, government statistics and the like.  Much of this data can be located online through local, state, and federal government agencies.

Technical Documents - book format

Additionally, the library has Reference books that contain in-depth data collected by the University of Florida and published in book format.

Articles in Databases

Peer reviewed, academic articles and newspaper articles can be accessed through the Valencia library databases.

Books and eBooks

Search the library catalog for print books and electronic books on your general topic.

Books will provide a broader focus of your issues and probably will not discuss topics within the scope of Florida or Orlando.

When searching the catalog, be sure to limit to West Campus and books or eBooks before you search.

Local News Sources

Refer to these websites to learn what is currently making the news in Central Florida. 

Some of these websites can also be good sources of multimedia.

Local News Sources -- Print

These print newspapers are available in the library in the first floor computer lab against the wall.

MLA Guides online

Remember that although many of the library databases provide MLA citations for electronic sources, it is your responsibility as a student to ensure that all of your citations are correct. 

Be sure to compare any database generated citations to the library's MLA guides online (link below), the official MLA Handbook (located at the second floor Reference Desk), or your Little Seagull Handbook.

The Valencia College libraries do not welcome solicitation of resources to be added to our LibGuides. This includes but is not limited to vendors, search engine optimizers, placement of ads, products, or any other requests. Our LibGuides are carefully curated resources developed in partnership with faculty, staff, and students to support specific assignments, courses, events, and other related purposes at Valencia College. The Valencia libraries reserve the right to ignore LibGuide resource solicitations, and/or block persistent requests from groups or individuals to add or promote links in our LibGuides.