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English 1010: Finding sources

Your one-stop guide to research and writing in English 1010!

Create a search statement

It helps if you know how "logical operators" (otherwise known as Boolean searching) works. Check out this animated presentation created by the Colorado State University Libraries. It explains the often mind-bending combinations: Advanced Boolean Searching 


The library databases contain millions of articles, popular and academic, which can help you succeed in your research.

Subject databases that may be useful for many English 1010 topics include the following

Citing sources

Use the citation guide to create and double-check your citations. It includes APA, MLA, and Chicago/Turabian styles.


Use these websites to find statistics you can use to make your papers even more impressive and persuasive.

Fact checking


Search the library catalog to find physical books, encyclopedias, DVDs, CDs, and more as well as to search for e-books and electronic encyclopedias.

Check out the e-book databases here.

Want an encyclopedia? Check out our subject lists.