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ENGL 015 & 30: Rhetoric and Composition (Berks)

Welcome to the library guide for ENGL 15 & 30 students at Penn State Berks!


two students smiling at a computer screenWelcome to the library guide for ENGL 15 and 30 courses at Penn State Berks!  Please scroll through the tabs below as you work through the stages of the research process:

1. Brainstorm Your Topic

2. Identify Your Keywords

3. Search for Sources

4. Read & Evaluate Sources

5. Cite the Sources

6. Build an Argument from the Sources

7. Refine Your Thesis Statement

Research is a messy, circular process not a straight line.  If you find yourself jumping back and forth between steps, you're doing it right!

Research Tips

Chat with a Librarian

Get convenient help from a librarian from anywhere by clicking the "Ask A Librarian" button on the right side of any of our web pages!

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Sign Up for a Research Consultation

Schedule an appointment for one-on-one, in-depth help with one of our research coach librarians!

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Ignite Your Research in the Idea Collection

Find books in the Idea Collection, located in the Discovery Lab of Thun Library, that can spark a topic idea!

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The King of Searching

Login into to LionSearch, our main search engine, to find scholarly articles, books, and  other sources for your papers!

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How to Make an Appointment at the Writing Center

Schedule an appointment with a tutor at the Writing Center for top-notch assistance.

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Stumped by MLA?

Find out how to do in-text citations and works cited lists on our MLA guide

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