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ENGL 015: Rhetoric and Composition (Oberg)

Research guide for the "changing identity" paper in Prof. Oberg's ENGL 015 class at Penn State Beaver. This guide can help you learn different definitions of "identity" and find high quality sources for your paper.


  • Define 'identity' in all its forms using the...

    Oxford English Dictionary
  • Define 'identity' from a general humanities perspective. For example:

    Olson, Eric. "Personal Identity." Oxford Bibliographies in Philosophy, 2011. Oxford Bibliographies. Web. 19 Sept. 2015. 

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  • Define 'identity' from a general social sciences perspective. For example:

    Brinthaupt, Thomas M. "Identity." International Encyclopedia of the Social Sciences, 2008. Gale Virtual Reference Library. Web. 19 Sept. 2015.

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  • Define 'identity' from a philosophical perspective. For example: 

    Noonan, Herold, and Ben Curtis. "Identity." Standford Encyclopedia of Philosophy, 2014. Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy. Web. 19 Sept. 2015.

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  • Define 'identity' from a psychological perspective. For example:

Scheibe, Karl E. "Identity." Encyclopedia of Human Development. Ed. Neil J. Salkind. Vol. 2. Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE Reference, 2006. 667-669. Gale Virtual Reference Library. Web. 19 Sept. 2014.

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  • Find evidence to support your argument using one of the resources on the Try These First research guide.