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ENG 101: College Writing I: Home

Searching for Books at MWCC

BOOKS ARE A GREAT CHOICE WHEN YOU NEED:

  • Complete information about a topic
  • Background or historical information
  • A broad overview of a topic or event

To find books, use the LIBRARY CATALOG. Depending on your topic, try broad keyword searches like:

  • yoga
  • child development
  • capital punishment
  • Emily Dickinson

Thesis Statement Help

THESIS BUILDER is an online tool which will help you create a concise, one-sentence thesis statement. Before you use this tool, you will need the following:

  • Your topic
  • Your opinion or position about the topic written in a BRIEF phrase
  • Reasons for your opinion and a main reason others might disagree, all written in BRIEF phrases.

After you create your best thesis statement, use the BUILD AN OUTLINE link to get a blueprint for exactly how to write YOUR research paper.

Research Skills MOOC - R E G I S T E R . H E R E

MWCC Research Skills MOOC

2016 Course of Distinction Award

 

FOLLOW THE DIRECTIONS EXACTLY  

  1. CLICK HERE for Research Skills MOOC.
  2. For new users, choose SELF-ENROLL and then choose I NEED A COURSESITES ACCOUNT

See HAVING TROUBLE? below if you need help. If you have further questions, please email either of the course instructors, Suzanne Levasseur (slevasseur1@mwcc.mass.edu) or Ellen Pratt (e_pratt@mwcc.mass.edu).

NOTE: Register just ONCE for access to all parts of the MOOC.

Introductory Information on Controversial Topics

Find Articles

DATABASES: To find current or very specific information on a topic, try the library's databases.

Researching a Famous Person?

Issues & Controversies Video Tutorial

Use Credible Sources!

eBook

PLEASE CONTACT US IF YOU HAVE QUESTIONS

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