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Assignment | ENGL 1302 Persuasive Essay (Anderson): Finding Information

Fall 2019 | Prof. J. Anderson | ENGL 1302

Before You Research

Scholarly articles are not the place to start your research. First, you need to get familiar enough with your topic to narrow it down, and for that you need more general information. This will help you develop context for your topic as well as get to know the specialized terms used by experts.

Suggested Databases

News Sources

These fall into the "reputable but not scholarly" area, but they're very useful for getting more current information than scholarly sources can provide.

Finding Books


LSC Library Catalog

  • Request print books and physical items from LSC Libraries, Harris County & Montgomery County Public Libraries.
  • Items will be delivered to your campus.
  • Search by keyword, author, title, ISBN, and more.

Accessing the Databases

Access 100+ databases organized by subject area from the Research Databases page. Also try our dynamic, sortable database list!

Student ID BadgeTo access the databases locked icon (same icon that displays by the LSC-limited access resources) from off-campus, you must provide the 14-digit library barcode.

Don't have one yet? Request a barcode number online.

Evaluating Sources

Learn the Terms