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ENG101.A19: College Writing (Anderson): Reference Resources

What is a Reference Resource?

While you are not allowed the use of reference (encyclopedia) material, these resources may help you to get an overview of your topic and help you to focus in on a specific aspect or person while answering the question for your research paper.

Using Wikipedia


Using Wikipedia can be a great place to start your research.  You can learn about a topic, much like you can in Credo Reference, but you can also find links to other sources.   Never cite Wikipedia, but use it as a jumping off point for your research.  

For example, look up resilience 

- you will see there are many types of Resilience - but the ones mentioned under Social Sciences are most likely the best fit for your assignment.  There is a ton of information under the psychological resilience section and if you scroll to the bottom of that section, you will see a list of references.  Many link out to the original article, but some do not.  You can actually take the title of an article and try copying into one of our databases to see if we have the full-text of the article.


Using the Reference Database Credo Reference

Searching CQ researcher