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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, or ask for Alicia at the

         Bradenton Library & Learning Center, Bldg. 3



         Use this Guide for the Position Paper

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Step 1

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 books for this assignment in our RESERVE collection, Follow these steps:


a) Come to the SCF Library Bradenton Campus (hours.) Bring your SCF ID!

b) Approach the front desk staff and ask for the books on RESERVE for Prof. Anson's course. 

c) Select the book(s) for your topic. These books are checked out to you for use in the library only.

d) Read the book, find your quotes, integrate them in your essay (see instructions below,) and get the information to cite the book properly (author, title, page numbers, publisher, year, etc.) If needed, make a copy of the corresponding page.

e) Return the book to the front desk before leaving the Library.

Note about books:

In addition to the books we have on RESERVE, if you'd like to find more books that are similar to those and appropriate for this assignment, you can search the Library Catalog below.

The books in our "Circulation" collection can be checked out to take home for 3 weeks.

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 2

2) 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.

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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