Welcome to the research guide for English 102 with Professor Gomes. This guide contains information on finding resources for your argumentative essays. The tabs at the top of this page will direct you to information about articles, streaming videos, and online resources. If you have any trouble finding these sources, please ask a librarian for help.
If you're looking for books, access the library catalog here: https://rcc-catalog.helmlib.org/
If you want to search all of our resources at once, go to the library homepage and use the RCC Library Search box.
Kinds of Sources
Information comes from many places. We may get information from books, the news, or social media.
When using information for an academic paper, some sources may be more helpful than others. The library provides access to the following kinds of sources:
Choosing scholarly sources (such as scholarly articles) for your research assignments is an important part of the research process.
When you locate a source that you may want to use in your research, you should first make sure that the source is reliable, up to date, and relevant to your research topic. No matter what your source type (scholarly article, book, encyclopedia, etc.), ask yourself the following questions:
Asking these questions will help you choose the best sources for your paper.