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ESL: Getting Started

How to Use This Guide

This guide is for ESL students. It is broken into the following sections:

  • Choosing a Topic: The resources on this tab will help you identify topics of interest, do background research, and turn your topic into a research question.
  • Generating Keywords: The resources on this tab will help you identify keywords to use in your search.
  • Searching: This tab provides access to the library catalog and to some recommended databases.
  • Evaluating Information: The resources on this tab will help you evaluate information and avoid plagiarism.
  • Citations: This tab provides information about when and how to use different citation styles.
  • Help and Resources: This tab provides links to other helpful guides and information about how to contact the library and the writing center.