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This is a guide for students enrolled in Dr. Peggy Ochoa's English 301 course.

Where to find HELP!

English 301

Dr. Peggy OchoaCSUF 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 and APA format
  •  Evaluate Web sources

Places to get assistance:

*Reference Desk, 1st floor- North Library Building                           

Make an Appointment   *Find your Subject Specialist             

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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.

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English 301

Look up ten sources (including at least eight articles) from our library databases and create either a references page in APA format or a works cited page in MLA format.  You can find instructions for both in most grammar handbooks, in the reference section of the library, and online at https://owl.english.purdue.edu/​  The sources you list do not have to be related to your last paper; however, you can use sources from that research if you want to.  Your sources should be recent (last 6 years).

Wikipedia is not a reputable source.

General Controversial topics

General Controversial topics

Controversial topics in education

Controversial topics in business

Topics in Criminal Justice


What is a scholarly journal article?