|ENGL 120||Literature and Criticism|
Section: 04Instructor(s): Tracy Wyman-Marchand
Searching the Library Catalogue
Materials in UBC Library are organized according to the Library of Congress classification. Search the Library Catalogue by title, author, keyword or subject heading to identify resources on your topic. The following guides will help you locate items held in Koerner Library.
Identifying other Potential Information Sources
Subject librarians at UBC Library have organized resources into Subject Guides to help students find the proper resources for their courses. Subject Guides include links to Article Indexes, Reference Tools, Web and Internet Sites, Associations, etc.
Finding Relevant Journal Articles
Identifying Scholarly Resources
Consult the publication "Characteristics of Scholarly and Popular Writing", available across from the Reference Desk on the second level of Koerner Library. Scholarly journals are also known as peer-reviewed or refereed publications. Also, search for the title of the journal in Ulrich's International Periodical Directory. In the Complete Record, scroll down to the Special Features field to see if the journal is Refereed.
It is also important to evaluate any information you find on websites before you include it in your research essay. Consult the following guide for a checklist of criteria: Evaluating Internet Resources
Plagiarism Resource Centre
Consult MLA Style: Getting Started to find examples of citation format according to MLA Style. If the citation format you require is not listed on this guide, please consult the following manual: MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers.