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Welcome to the Library

people with stacks of booksWelcome to the LibGuide (Library Guide) for your ENL111 or Composition I class.  Here you will find information resources that will help you with your research assignments.  Throughout the semester, you can use this course guide as a starting place to access the library's resources.

This guide will help you:

  • Evaluate reliable resources
  • Search using library databases
  • Cite your sources in the appropriate format

The skills you learn in this class will help you complete your assignments for this class and prepare you for classes that you will take in the future.

Your Librarian

Elizabeth Waugh's picture
Elizabeth Waugh
Madigan Library
Sunday - Thursday 1 - 9 pm
Librarian for the School of Industrial, Computing & Engineering Technologies
570-320-2400 ext. 7742

Library Session #1: The Information Essay

Steps for Research:

  1. Choose a topic that you have interest in, but little knowledge.
  2. Complete the Madigan Library Tutorials & Quizzes on P.L.A.T.O.
  3. In the library session and beyond, locate at least FIVE sources for your research.
  4. Complete citations for items in MLA format.
  5. Read sources and incorporate them into your writing with proper in-text citations.

Library Session #2: The Argumentative Essay

Steps for Research:

1. Read and review the library guide from session #1. Ask your librarian any questions you may have.
2. Locate at least FIVE resources for your research: Take note of the new databases and resources available to you.
3. Refine your topic to form a thesis statement.
4. Complete citations for items in MLA format.
5. Read your resources and incorporate them into your writing.

The Information Timeline