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ENGL 101: Academic Writing

Resources for Assignments


  • Academic Search Ultimate - great starter database! has a broad selection of recent articles
  • JSTOR - scholarly sources for humanities, social sciences, and sciences (just nothing within the past 5 years)
  • Nexis Uni - newspaper articles, legal and government sources
  • Database Finder - all of our specialty databases to do a deep dive in your subject area of choice!

Background Info

Citations & Miscellaneous

  • Purdue OWL Citations - how to cite sources, citation machine for MLA and APA
  • Anatomy of a Scholarly Article - how to read a scholarly source!
  • Citing ChatGPT - how to cite text generated by ChatGPT in MLA format. Note that ChatGPT now can provide a unique URL to your prompt and response, so remember to add that to your citation as well. Also, remember that you can only use ChatGPT on an assignment if your instructor says it's ok!


Office Hour Schedule

Have a question about your research? Visit the Library Fellows for drop-in office hours to get some help. Office hours take place in McKeldin room 4100A, right next to the Reading Room on the 4th floor. Our hours for Spring 2024 are:

  • Mondays, 2pm - 3pm
  • Mondays, 4pm - 5pm
  • Tuesdays, 9am - 10am
  • Tuesdays, 2pm - 3pm
  • Thursdays, 2pm - 3pm
  • Thursdays, 4pm - 5pm

Can't make one of these times? Email or your Library Fellow to set up a one-on-one consultation. We're here to help!

A map of the fourth floor.

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