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ENGLISH 500: Introduction to Graduate Studies in English: Welcome


Welcome to Research   Inquiry   Exploration

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I am excited about your journey as a student, researcher, scholar and writer. As the librarian liaison for English and Comparative Literature, I feel honored to offer research support and share part of your journey.  I greatly appreciate the opportunity for conversations with each of you. Please feel welcome to contact me whenever you need research help.  Best wishes for your success!

Services - Resources - Goals

Research Goals
Explore & Analyze research topics

Conduct literary, historical, and cultural research

Distinguish source types
Evaluate sources

Discover subjects and related concepts

Create effective search strategy

Cite, Email, Export sources

Library Services & Resources
Library HomepageAccess databases, services, and resources.
English & Comparative Literature Databases via the Pollak Library
Orcid (
Open Researcher and Contributor Identifier): Unique IDs to identify your academic work.
Illiad Interlibrary Loan (ILL)Free to CSUF students, faculty, and staff.
EndNote Web: Manage, format, share citations & link to full-text.
Research Help: Chat online 24/7 & make a research appointment with a librarian
Information TechnologyTech support, software download, laptop checkout, etc.