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ENGL 1S/1T, Lewis: Find Information

A guide to library resources for students in Brian Lewis's ENGL 1S/1T class focusing on culture and society.

Why Books?

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Books tend to be more comprehensive and in-depth than other information sources. They can also offer a critical distance from the subject.

Why Articles?

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Articles in magazines and peer-reviewed scholarly journals are a good source of current information. This is where you'll find the latest research.

You can find thousands of articles in magazines and journals in the library's databases.

Search the Library

The library home page is your gateway to thousands of books and articles. 

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Find Articles

On the library's home page click on Articles & Databases to go to our A-Z Databases page. Here are a few of the most popular for finding articles. 


Find videos

The Library offers thousands of streaming videos. Films on Demand is a rich source of educational videos, and Swank offers a small selection of feature films.

Google Tips

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