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ENC1101 Prof. Anson: Position Paper

Library resources for Prof. Anson's ENC1101

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          Welcome to the Library Guide for ENC1101 - Prof. Anson

If you have questions, contact your ENC1101 librarian

by email, in Ask a Librarian, or in person at the Library:

Bradenton Library & Learning Center, Bldg. 3


         Use this Guide for the Position Paper only.

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Steps 1 and 2

Position / Argument / Persuasive Essay


1) Getting the sources to support your position:

For this assignment, you need to read essays written by scholars that either support or oppose a position related to your topic. The SCF Library has a selection of appropriate articles, books, and other materials about this topic.

Use the "Quick Search" or the search box below to search for all kinds of sources.


2) Getting a quote to cite from one source:

In order to support your argument in favor or against the main point in the topic you chose, you need to find an article in one of the following databases:

Search for more books here:

Type-in your topic in the box below to search the "Library Catalog" also called "Quick Search"

This "all-in-one search" includes books, ebooks, videos, articles & more:

Step 3

3) Using the information in your essay

When you use information for this assignment, you should introduce a quote from the book with a signal phrase. Prof. Anson's assignment has instructions on how to do this.

Make sure to state the author's name, title of work, etc. and follow the MLA format for in-text citations with signal phrase. 

In addition, you have to create a full citation in MLA format and add it as Work Cited at the end of the paper.



For example, in an essay about assisted suicide, you could write something like this:

As Kimberly Leonard noted in the article "Assisted Suicide Laws Threaten Patients Rights" found in the Opposing Viewpoints database, "many who oppose assisted suicide laws worry that they will snowball into targeting vulnerable people, including those with disabilities" (Leonard).


See the MLA Guide here or at the links below, or ask a librarian for assistance with MLA citations!



Step 3: Citing (documenting) 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!

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