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ENG140 -- English Composition I: Warren County Community College Library

This guide provides information specific to WCCC's ENG140 classes, covering finding information, evaluating information, and using information.

Using the Internet for College Research

Using the WCCC Library's Databases

(Graphic from https://library.daytonastate.edu)

Sometimes your professors will tell you that you need to use PEER-REVIEWED or SCHOLARLY resources.  This means that they want you to use the WCCC Library's Databases. 

 

To learn how to access and use these databases by viewing this video.

 

To access the databases click here.

ENG140 Student Learning Outcomes

  • Construct a college-level research paper using the conventions of the writing process, a variety of information sources, and proper MLA documentation.
  • Act ethically and with integrity; demonstrate a fundamental understanding of the boundaries of intellectual property.

Information Literacy

What is Information Literacy?

 

Information literacy is a term that you might not hear much, but it is an integral part of what you do as a college student. 

 

Much of the definitions used to describe information literacy comes from the American Library Association (ALA) and the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL). 

 

At WCCC, when we discuss information literacy, we're concerned with how you:

  1. Find information
  2. Evaluate the information found
  3. Use the information in your assignments ethically and legally

The Internet and College Research is Like...

Citation Resources

For ENG140, you will be using MLA style formatting.  This includes not only how you cite information, but also how you format your papers.  The links below will help you with both! 

 

WCCC MLA 8 Citation Style 

WCCC MLA 8 Citation Style Guide

 

MLA Style Formatting

Plagiarism

(graphic from https://lib.utsa.edu/LearningTechnology/identifying_plagiarism/)

Plagiarism is a serious offense at WCCC. 

Click here to learn more about plagiarism and how to avoid it!

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