ENGLISH 301-Mills: Welcome

Pollak Library eLearning

Access Pollak Library eLearning to learn about the library, its services, resources, and research strategies.  

Welcome to Research!

Learn something new everyday

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Search. Research. Explore. Ask questions.


  • Choose a current, debatable issue within your chosen career field and argue for a position & consider counter-argument.

  • Research the issue in Library databases and cite at least 8 credible sources.  

Research Goals

1. Navigate the Library homepage to learn key resources and services
                      (such as DatabasesGuidesIlliadEndnoteAsk Us). 
Explore relevant databases to select a variety of credible sources.
3. Explore research topics: define, narrow, broaden, contextualize.

4. Practice search techniques to locate relevant sources.

5. Cite, export (to Endnote), and critically evaluate sources.

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