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ENGL 101 English Composition I: Home

Welcome to ENGL& 101 LibGuide

The purpose of this guide is to acquaint you with resources available through the Kirk Library and to provide assistance with research. Tips on choosing and developing your topic, locating information in articles and websites, and creating citations are included.

At the Library

Library Catalog

Library Catalog

Find Online Books (eBooks)

Kirk Library has two collections of ebooks.  You can read these web-based ebooks from any device that has internet access (computer, laptop, ipad, iphone or other smart phone, ipod, etc.).

NOTE: If you are off campus (at home), you will need to validate that you are a CC student.  You will need to enter your last name in capital letters (SMITH) and your student number (910xxxxxx).

 


  

ebrary logoCentralia College's largest electronic book collection, eBrary provides access to over 18,000 books on a wide variety of topics that are likely to be relevant to community college students. (Available to CC students, staff, and faculty only.)

 

NetLibrary logo

Nearly 3,000 books from a wide variety of genres including fiction, history, business, political science, technology, and more are accessible via NetLibary. (Available to CC students, staff, and faculty.)

Research In-Depth

For a more in-depth guide to the research process see the LibGuide called Research: A Step-by-Step Guide.

Find Online Videos

Kirk Library has an online video database called Films on Demand.  You can watch these videos from any device that has internet access (e.g. computer, laptop, ipad, iphone or other smart phone, ipod, etc.).

NOTE: If you are off campus you will need to validate that you are a CC student.  You will need to enter your last name in capital letters (SMITH) and your student number (910xxxxxx).

 


 

Films on Demand logoA web-based digital delivery service that allows viewing of streaming videos from Films Media Group. Includes thousands of educational titles in humanities and social sciences, business and economics, science and math, health and medicine.  (Available to CC students, staff, and faculty.)

NOTE: If this link doesn't work, go to the Library homepage and enter Films on Demand from there.

Surviving Library Anxiety

Many students are put off by the complexity of the library and the number of resources we have. Here are several things to remember that will help you:

  • You don't have to be an expert to use the library, only willing to learn.
  • There are no "dumb" questions, only unasked ones. Save time by asking questions early.
  • You will only be dealing with a small part of the library and its materials at any given moment, and you don't have to understand it all at once.There is a system to it, which is more evident with practice.
  • Most of the time, the research process is cyclical, not linear. In other words, you try something, it works moderately well, you go back and alter your strategy a bit and try again.
  • Practice improves performance--true for everything, right?
  • Start early to give yourself time.
  • Ask for help-- from friends, from instructors, and from the librarians at the Ask Here Desk.

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