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This is a guide for students in Prof. DiLiberto's ENC 1102 course. For questions at any point in the research process, ask a librarian!
Access the Databases
If you are not accessing this guide through Canvas, you must login to use databases links. There are two ways to do this.
1. Login via Atlas
- Open a new tab or window
- Login to Atlas
- Go to the Courses tab
- Click on Search the Library on the right-hand side of the screen.
- You are now logged in to the library system and can go back to the guide and click on database links.
2. Login manually
- If Atlas is down or you just don't want to bother getting into it, use this method.
- Click on a database link in the guide.
- The screen asks you to login using your Borrower ID and PIN.
- The Borrower ID is your V number including a capital V at the beginning.
- The PIN is the last four digits of your V number.
Infographics & Presentations
Recommended Library Databases
Use library databases to access subscription-based, academic sources. For more on databases and how they're used, check out our guide on Databases & Articles.
Although more than one website may contain the needed information, your objective is to locate it in a source that meets the following criteria:
||Source is written or produced by people who are knowledgeable about the topic.
||Source has a professional editing process to ensure correctness.
||Source is intended to contribute to scholarly conversation about the story.
In addition, look for sources that are available to be read or downloaded in their entirety.