English 101 Ferreira: Home

This is a guide for students in Professor Vanessa Ferreira's English 101 class.

Where to get HELP

Vanessa Ferreira,, CSUF Faculty

Librarian the original search engineJoy Sage, CSUF Librarian                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      
 This guide will show you how to:

  • Where and how to get assistance from your librarians
  • Find Books, both print and ebooks
  • Find Scholarly Journal Articles
  • The difference between a scholarly journal article and a popular magazine article
  •  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 1st 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.


Prepare for Fun and Competition!  Enter the Kahoot pin number given by the librarian.  Kahoot games icon




For this essay, you will be writing on a television show of your choosing.  Pick something your are interested in and that you think will provide enough material to write about.  The goal is to analyze a television show--looking at visual images of different scenes and shows to determine what message is being sent and what underlying cultural implications the show presents.  5 pages in MLA format with a minimum of 5 sources.



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.

Visit the Spark Tutorials in Titanium.                                        Spark Tutorial Badges

Spark Tutorial suite includes:

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