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ENG 1A (Brandt) - Supernormal: The Untold Story of Adversity and Resilience: Welcome!

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Why the Library?


This library guide will help you with your ENG 1A Research Paper where you will need to research a topic related to the book Supernormal: The Untold Story of Adversity and Resilience by Meg Jay

Why the library?

When you search Google or other free search engines, you are only searching a small fraction of all of the information in existence.  There is much of the web that these search engines just cannot access.  Unlike these search engines, the library, through its online and physical collections, provides access to costly published materials, like books and articles that Google cannot provide access to, due to copyright restrictions. Published materials have gone through the expense and editing of the publishing process, which lends them a higher credibility (and expense). The college library specializes in providing you with free & efficient access to the expensive scholarly information that you need to use for academic research projects.

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Examples of resources you might use for your paper:

  • Reference Materials (Encyclopedias) - Use for introductions & backgrounds in papers.  Find using library eReference databases and library catalog
  • Books - Use for all parts of papers.  Find using the library catalog and eBook database.
  • Articles - Use for the more specific, narrower topics. Find using databases.
  • Credible websites - Uses can vary.  Find using Google.  Evaluate!  Evaluate!  Evaluate!