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ENGL 015: Rhetoric and Composition (Abington)

This guide is for ENGL 015 students at the Penn State Abington campus learn how to search for and evaluate sources for their assignments.

Getting Started with Research

This guide was created to help you learn the essentials of conducting library research for your ENGL 015 class. It will give you tips on: 

  • Brainstorming a topic
  • Developing keywords and a search strategy
  • Finding sources appropriate for your assignment using library databases and Internet sources
  • Evaluating and selecting the best resources for your assignment
  • Citing your sources in using MLA format

If you need additional help, you can always schedule an appointment with a librarian at the Abington campus who will be happy to assist you, or use the University Libraries' Ask a Librarian service. 

Abington Campus Librarians for ENGL 015

  • Christina Riehman-Murphy | 215-881-7911 | cer20@psu.edu
  • Katie Odhner | 215-881-7910 | kzo5154@psu.edu
  • Brendan Johnson | 215-881-7377 | blj5175@psu.edu
  • Binh Le | 215-881-7426 | bpl1@psu.edu

Need Help with Writing?

If you're ready to write your paper and need assistance the best place to get help is the Learning Center, located in Sutherland 315. Visit their website to make an appointment, or call 215-881-7538.