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ENGL 83S: First-Year Seminar in English

Prof. Ousey

Use these databases to find reliable sources

Before you use information in your essay, you need to decide if your information source is appropriate for a college paper: the source should be current, reliable, and relevant to your topic.  Take some time to learn more about EVALUATING INFORMATION by watching some short videos created by Penn State librarians.



Use these databases to get background information on your topic, to find newspaper and magazine articles, and explore different sides of political and social issues.


Use Google Jamboard to share some topic ideas:  LINK