ENGL 101-Dickinson: Home

This is a guide for students in Professor Amy Dickinson's English 101 course

Where to find HELP!


Amy Dickinson, CSUF English Faculty

Joy Sage, CSUF Librarian                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      
 This guide will show you how to:

  •  Find Books, both print and ebooks
  •  Find Journal and Magazine Articles
  •  Avoid Plagiarism
  •  Cite Your Sources in MLA format
  •  Evaluate Web sources

Places to get assistance:

*Reference Desk, 1st floor- North Library Building                           

Make an Appointment   Find your Subject Specialist

More Ways to Ask for help


Tutoring is available at the ULC on the 2nd floor of the library.

Writing assistance is available at the Writing Center on the 1st floor of the library.

Look for tutoring in your major!  Most majors have tutoring in their areas.



Consider the essays on fandoms as your inspiration.  You have discussed the role, the psychology, and the stigma of fandom.  Keeping this in mind, please choose from one of the prompts.  Your essay should incorporate at least 2 outside sources.  These sources should meet credibility guidelines, and you should strive to locate these sources from the databases available to you as CSUF students.  This essay should be in MLA format.



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(657) 278-2151

Spark Tutorials!

Pollak Library’s Spark Tutorials are a collection of interactive tutorials in TITANium that will give you a thorough orientation to Pollak Library. Once you complete all of the tutorials (10-15 minutes each) , you will be familiar with the library’s services and collections, with the basic functions of the library website including how to get started with library research, and how to get help with library research. You earn a digital badge for 100% scores on each tutorial. The Spark Tutorials are closed captioned.

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Spark Tutorial suite includes:

  • Pollak Library: Services & Collections
  • Pollak Library: Finding Books & Media
  • Pollak Library: Finding Articles & Databases
  • Pollak Library: Help & Support



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