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ENGL U102- Composition II- Professor Medlin: Welcome

ENGL 102 27/SA1

What do you remember from English 101?

https://uscupstate.libguides.com/medlin102

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Five Simple Steps to Beginning Research

Five simple steps for Starting your Research. Topic, Search, Evaluate, Choose and Cite. Image shows words in a research life cycle.

Searching the Library Catalog

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USC Upstate Library Catalog
Advanced Keyword Search

Googling first?

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Databases we searched

Boolean Operators

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Citations

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Let's Begin

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In Composition II you will refine and build on these skills, especially:

  • Better distinguishing scholarly vs. popular sources and understanding how to find scholarly articles.
  • Understand the difference between a multidisciplinary database and a subject-specific one.
  • Essential elements of citations and finding articles by citation.
  • Using Full-Text Finder to find the full-text of articles.
  • How to borrow books and articles from other libraries through PASCAL Delivers and Interlibrary Loan