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ENG101: College Writing (Habib): Home


Welcome to the Research Guide for ENG101, College Writing.  Please use this guide to find resources for your research-based essay assignments.  Please contact myself or any BCC Librarian if you have any questions.

What is Plagiarism?


According to the Merriam-Webster online dictionary, to "plagiarize" means:

  • to steal and pass off (the ideas or words of another) as one's own
  • to use (another's production) without crediting the source
  • to commit literary theft
  • to present as new and original an idea or product derived from an existing source

In other words, plagiarism is an act of fraud. It involves both stealing someone else's work and lying about it afterward.

But can words and ideas really be stolen?

According to U.S. law, the answer is yes. The expression of original ideas is considered intellectual property and is protected by copyright laws, just like original inventions. Almost all forms of expression fall under copyright protection as long as they are recorded in some way (such as a book or a computer file).

(, 2019)

College is Not for Everyone


Is College For Everyone?

students in wood working shop

A former TV Personality, Mike Rowe, doesn't think so.  He started an organization called MikeRoweWorksFoundation  which promotes working in the Trades.

Another article appeared in Forbes Magazine  "The Equity Problem With Saying 'College Isn't for Everyone'"   This is an opinion piece, a blog, but he has some valid points, plus he uses some great statistics.  This article could be considered a "pre-research" article giving you some ideas on what to look for in other articles.

students graduating





Should there be Single-Sex Schools?


This article, Of Two Minds, from the Mother Jones in the library database Academic Search Premier discusses the concept and consequences of single-sex education.

Another student opinion article from the New York Times discusses this issue as well, Is Single-Sex Education Still Useful?  Student comments are included.


Accessing BCC Library Resources from Off-Campus

When you are off campus (or in locations without a recognized IP address), you will be required to verify that you are a current BCC student by entering either your student ID number or your BCC Campus Card ID.

For library databases (including eBook databases) all you need is your 900#