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ESL 3100/3110 Advanced Reading & Advanced Writing for Multilingual Speakers: Locating Sources

This guide is for students in the dual enrollment program with the Paterson School district.

Reminder!

*****For all Cheng Library resources, you must enter your WP Username and Password to access library resources from off-campus*****

Search Tip: Keywords

It is usually a good idea to start out broadly, so using just one or two of your topic terms is a good way to begin. Once you have a set of results, you can begin narrowing down your results by entering one or more terms. Searching in a specific field such as "Subject" or "Title" will narrow or focus your results. 

Have a Question? Contact a Librarian:

By phone

Call 973-720-2116

By e-mail

Send your question to the Reference Desk via email - refdesk@wpunj.edu

By chat

Library home page

Schedule a Research Appointment

Contact the library for an appointment

with a Reference Librarian:  

Schedule Research Help

 

Locating Background Information

***These databases are great resources for locating RELIABLE background information on your topic.***

General Databases to Locate Articles

*** These two databases may be the only ones that you will need to search in since they contain thousands of resources!***

Subject Specific Databases

***If you want to see more subject area databases, return to library homepage, select databases, then select a subject and click go.***

Scholarly vs. Popular

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Do you know the difference between what is considered to be a Scholarly publication and what is a Popular publication? View the Library's Tutorial to find out!