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English 101: Sections for Professor O'Neil

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

Welcome to Professor O'Neil's students!

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

Research Assignment

The students will analyze a piece of media (show, movie, text, or video) and evaluate it according to the conventions of the genre (answering whether your media is a successful example of the genre or assess whether it's a good example of the genre). A secondary source (peer reviewed article) is required for this essay.

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
  • Locate the library's MLA and APA cheat sheet infographics on the Citations guide
  • Log in to the library website and proxy server with your CSUF credentials
  • Find academic-level sources, including scholarly/peer-reviewed sources, using our OneSearch discovery tool
  • Conduct keyword and phrase searches in library databases

Using Our OneSearch Discovery Tool

OneSearchOneSearch is the Pollak Library's discovery tool that allows you to search many, but not all, of our research databases at the same time. Think of it as a mega database. Because OneSearch indexes and searches across many of our databases, it is an excellent tool to use when starting a new research project.

Take the Pollak Library home page and OneSearch tutorial.

Learning Activities

 Pollak Library & OneSearch Tutorial Tutorial icon

Take this interactive tutorial to learn about navigating the Library's homepage and using the OneSearch tool to locate articles, books, and more!

OneSearch in One Minute (1:01) movie icon

Watch this Pollak Library video to learn how to use OneSearch in just sixty seconds!

Help with MLA Citation Style

Professor Peterson'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.

Help with APA Citation Style

Professor Wessling's classes use the MLA or APA citation style.

Take the Pollak Library tutorial about APA 7th edition.

Learning Activities

 APA Tutorial Tutorial icon

 This tutorial offers an introduction to APA 7th edition citation style and the resources available for consultation.

 Citations Guide: APA Tutorial icon

 Explore the Pollak Library's Citations guide, in particular the two visual Infographic cheat sheet for APA 7th edition.

Writing Essays