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ENG102: First-Year Composition

Resources for success in English 102, First-Year Composition.

Welcome to this ENG102 library guide

This guide was designed to support students enrolled in ENG102; however, others conducting research might also find the content useful.  Here is the basic format:  

  • Find Articles -- How to access articles from the library databases
  • Find Books -- How to access electronic and physical books, including reference books
  • Find Video/Images -- How to access the library's film and art resources and databases. How to find images.
  • Website Evaluation -- Tips for evaluating the quality of found resources
  • Google: Enhanced Searching -- More effective Google searching.
  • Primary Versus Secondary Sources - Explains the difference between primary and secondary sources. Provides links and tips to searching primary sources in the GCC Library databases.
  • Specific Assignments -- Advice on specific types of writing (i.e argument, cause and effect) or to find resources and instructions for specific sections of ENG102, listed by assignment title and instructor's last name.
  • Citation Assistance -- Guide and citation tools for MLA, APA, and Chicago citation styles
  • Ask a Librarian -- Available research assistance   
              Dreamingyakker. "Pencil, Composition Book," Flickr Creative Commons, 5 March 2006.