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ENC1101 Prof. Robinson: Research Essay

Library resources and guidance to complete assignments in Prof. Robinson's ENC1101 course.
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Welcome to the Library Guide for ENC1101 - Prof. Robinson 

If you have questions, Alicia is your ENC1101 librarian: you can send Alicia an emailchat with a librarian, or visit any of the SCF Librarians at the

Bradenton Library & Learning Center, Bldg. 3



This guide is for the Research Essay: Arts in Our Culture




Topic: Arts in Our Culture

Research Essay instructions:

Step 1: Library Catalog or Quick Search

Library Catalog:

Use it to search for books, e-books, articles, and more in the Library Catalog or "Quick Search" window in the box below


TIPS for searching in "Quick Search":

  • Use the "Books in the Library" filter (on the left side menu) to only see the physical books available in the SCF Libraries.
  • Click on the "eBooks" tab on the top for electronic books only. 
  • You can request books from Venice or Lakewood Ranch by clicking on "Place a Hold."
  • Use the "Map it!" button to see the location of the book on the shelves.
  • Remember your login: G00 and last four digits of G number for the PIN.

Quick Search

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: Databases


The Databases listed in the box below are some that are recommended for this assignment. There are more in the homepage Databases tab.

If your search is not going well, try some of these strategies:

  • Use synonyms or alternative words for your topic. For ex: "capital punishment" can also be "death penalty"
  • Think of the topic in a broader context (more general.)
  • Combine keywords, for ex: "legal cases" AND "sports"
  • Try different databases
  • Ask a Librarian!


TIPS for using databases:

  • Open the database by clicking in its title. Login = Your G00 number and last four digits of G00 number.
  • Search for articles FULL TEXT.
  • Send the articles to your EMAIL for safekeeping.
  • Be cautious with "Citing Tools": COPY-PASTE+CORRECT!

Recommended Databases

Step 3: Citing

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