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English 101: Sections for Professor Acevedo

A resource guide for English 101 library instruction sessions taught by Digital Literacy Librarian, Colleen Robledo Greene.

Welcome to Professor Acevedo's students!

This section of my English 101 instruction guide is for resources specific to students enrolled in sections taught by Professor Cody Acevedo, who are working with Digital Literacy Librarian Colleen Greene. These resources are in addition to those covered throughout the rest of this guide.

Research Assignment

Students need at least 4 reliable sources for an argumentative essay on a topic of their choosing. Topics should focus on an issue pertaining to them or to one of their communities. Examples of relevant communities include college students or part-time workers.

Instruction Session Learning Objectives

At the end of our instruction session, you will be able to:

  • Locate this course guide from the library home page
  • Explain how library databases can help you with your research topic
  • Log in to the library website and proxy server with your CSUF credentials
  • Find academic level background information about your research topic using the Gale eBooks and Gale in Context: Opposing Viewpoints databases
  • Find scholarly and/or full-text online sources for your research assignment using our OneSearch discovery tool
  • Conduct keyword and phrase searches in library databases
  • Locate the library's MLA cheat sheet infographics on the Citations guide

MLA Citation Style

Professor Acevedo's classes use the MLA citation style.

Learning Activities

 MLA Tutorial Tutorial icon

 This tutorial offers an introduction to MLA 9th edition citation style and the resources available for consultation.

 Citations Guide: MLA Tutorial icon

 Explore the Pollak Library's Citations guide, in particular the two visual Infographic cheat sheets for MLA 9th and 9th editions.

Writing Argumentative Essays