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ENG 1020 (Spring 2023)

Welcome. We are so happy to serve as your library liaisons! 

Think of us as your research partners...We can assist you with finding articles, developing a research topic, citing sources... you name it! Visit our homepage to learn more.

If you ever want to meet with us for specialized research assistance, you can schedule a research appointment.

JWU librarians are available for research appointments in-person, over the phone, and online. We would be more than happy to help you! 

Looking for immediate research assistance? Chat or Text us! 

The JWU library has your textbook available at both the Downcity and Harborside libraries free!

You can check out the print textbook for free for 2 hours at a time with your JWU reserve.

Here is a link to the free textbook - chat with a librarian for additional copies!

Check your syllabus to make sure you have the correct version.

Most ENG 1020 courses are using the Field Guide but others might use the Norton Guide. Your professor and your syllabus (and a librarian!) can help you identify your correct textbook using the syllabus in your ulearn course site.

To access the ebook, you need to click on ebook, and then sign up for a free account on the Internet Archive.

Chat with a librarian to learn more!

Scenario: You have to write a short paper for a media communications class on the topic of media representation of historically marginalized identities

Using the criteria on your Google Doc, work with your team to score the source you are assigned.

Is your source credible?

To begin, let's watch a video to learn how to determine if a source is scholarly to begin.


MLA Basics

  • In-text Citations: (Author's last name and the page number). Period after the in-text citation. 
    • Example: “There is a significant relationship between auditors’ assessments of the relevance and reliability of reported information and their attitudes to creative accounting” (Ionescu 161).
    • Need more help? Click here!
  • General paper format:
    • Times New Roman
    • 1-inch margins 
    • double spaced 
    • indent each new paragraph
    • Need more help? Click here!
  • Works Cited page:
    • last page
    • double spaced
    • citations listed in alphabetical order
    • hanging indents
    • appropriate citation format for each source type (i.e. book vs. article)
    • Need more help? Click here! 
  • ‚ÄčHow to Cite an Interview!

Which library databases should you use? 

My recommendations:

How to Start a Search: 

Step 1: Think about your research topic/question

Step 2: Extract the main keywords/concepts

Step 3: Input each of the words into the search lines. Click 'Search'!

  • Example Research Question: How does social media affect mental health?
  • Search Terms: Social Media (and) Mental Health 

Bonus Step: Select search limiters (left side of screen)

  • Full Text
  • Scholarly/Peer Reviewed

Your search page will look similar to this! .... 

The Academic Success Center is open for in-person and remote appointments by zoom.

Whether you're just getting started or need final editing advice, writing tutors are kind and trained to help you at any stage of the writing process. Visit the Academic Success Center website for more information.

Top Tips for Working with the Academic Success Center:

  1.    Book an appointment by phone: 401-598-1485  
  2.    Book an appointment online via USucceed: In jwulink, under Tools,.click Academics tab, Usucceed- Look for "My Success Network" Academic Success Network.
  3. Visit us live on the first floor of the Yena Center

For 24/7 free online revision feedback, submit your paper to Smarthinking. Look for the link in jwuLink, under the Academics tab, under Academic Support Services.