Skip to Main Content
It looks like you're using Internet Explorer 11 or older. This website works best with modern browsers such as the latest versions of Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and Edge. If you continue with this browser, you may see unexpected results.

ENGL 1311 - Composition I

This guide identifies sources useful for completing assignments in Composition I.

Research Concepts

Understanding these concepts will help you succeed at UIW.

1.  How do I find books on my topic?

2.  How does a magazine differ from a journal?

3.  What does "peer-reviewed" mean?

4.  How are peer-reviewed articles structured?

5.  What is a database?

6. How do I find articles on my topic?

7.  How do I select keywords when I use a database?

8.  What are the differences between primary and secondary sources?

9.  Quoting directly or paraphrasing - what are the differences?

10.  How do I cite in MLA style?

11.  How do I locate articles with audio files?

Using the Library Remotely

Access to many UIW Libraries electronic resources is limited to current UIW users.  When searching our resources from off-campus, you may be asked to log in:

Cardinal Apps Login with link to larger screenshot

If you can log in to your e-mail or Canvas but cannot access library electronic resources, please contact the UIW Libraries Reference Desk: 210-829-3835, chat, or reference@uiwtx.edu.

Other Research Guides You Might Useful

chat loading...