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ENGL 202A: Effective Writing: Writing in the Social Sciences (Harrisburg)

This guide is for students in Penn State Harrisburg's ENGL 202A. It includes databases, research tips, and other resources for various ENGL 202A assignments.

Finding Books

Books are the bridge between your textbook and scholarly journal articles. They are usually your best resource for "the basics" -- an introduction, overview, and history of your topic. The quickest way to find books is to search the library's book databases: 

Another way to find books is to "browse" -- go to the library's shelves and take a look. 

At Penn State Harrisburg Library, we use the Library of Congress call number system to shelve our books:

For more details, see the Library of Congress Classification Outline

If Penn State doesn't have the books you want, there are additional resources: