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ENC1101 Prof. Thompson: Getting Started

SCF Library resources for Professor Thompson's assignment on impact of technology in careers.

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

Contact a Librarian for assistance with this guide.

Your ENC1101 assigned librarian is Alicia, but any of the SCF Librarians can assist you.

ENC1101 Thompson - Assignment

"Technology and its impact on a career in the 21st Century" 

Prof. Thompson's assignment 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 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:

The following database is about careers. It explains the requirements and overview of each career. The sections about "outlook" of a career might give you hints on topics related to the impact of technology:

The following websites (not databases, these are sites from the web) about research, ideas, and advances might help you select a career and discover topics to explore:

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.

Step 7: Annotated Bibliography

What is an Annotated Bibliography?

Annotated = To annotate = To make notes

Bibliography = List of Books = List of Sources (books, articles, webpages, etc.)


An Annotated Bibliography is a LIST of all the sources of information you will use in your paper (all the articles, books, etc.) in MLA Citation format, and with notes below each source that describe them and summarize how this source will be used in your paper, what is good about it, what information you will get from it.


Watch this funny video to understand more:

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


Test how much you learned!

Quiz - Prof. Thompson - ENC1101 - Spring 2022