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ENC1101: Thompson

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Welcome to the SCF Library Guide for ENC1101 - Prof. Thompson

Feel free to contact me, Alicia, your ENC1101 librarian. You can send me an email or see me at  the Bradenton Library & Learning Center, Bldg. 3.

ENC1101 Thompson - Assignment

Prof. Thompson's assignment: "Technology and its impact on a career in the 21st Century" includes the steps listed below.

This Library Guide provides resources for the steps marked in bold.

Step 1: Selecting general topic

Step 2: Preliminary research (Academic Search Complete)

Step 3: Research question and thesis

Step 4: Mode of development

Step 5: Sub points

Step 6: Formal research

Step 7: Working bibliography

Step 8: Flag evidence

Step 9: Expand research

Step 10: Working thesis paragraph and outline

Step 11: First paragraph draft

Step 12: Documentation

Step 13: Full first draft

Step 14: Edit

Step 15: Proofread

Steps 1 and 2: Preliminary research

The following websites can help you select a career and topics to explore:

The following database includes articles in a variety of topics, use it to see how much information there is about your general topic. Try using different keywords, synonyms, or combinations of keywords to explore different results:

Step 6: Formal research

Once you have narrowed down your topic, you need research articles about it.

Some of the following databases will have information, depending on your specific topic. Read the tips below each to decide which ones to try first.

Don't forget to ask a librarian if your search is not being successful!


One more: streaming videos!

The following database (Films on Demand) includes a lot of videos about many topics related to careers and technology.

Steps 7 and 12: Citing your sources

Documenting your research: Avoid plagiarism!

  • Always cite the sources you use, even if you "paraphrase" (put it into your own words.)
  • If you copy+paste the citation provided in the database's "Citation Tool", check the rules and CORRECT any mistakes.
  • When in doubt... ask a librarian!

Citing Guides

Link to Citing Guides


Annotated bibliography

What's an annotated bibliography?

This quick tutorial will show you how to make one in 5 STEPS:

Test what you've learned!

Note: If quiz doesn't open when you type-in your name, click HERE to open in new window.