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ENGL100 (James)


This guide is for Professor James' online ENGL100 class. Use the menu at the left to navigate the guide and find different resources to help you with your essays. A few notes on the types of resources here:

  • Primary sources are firsthand accounts of an event. This includes diaries and journals, letters, original research, emails, interviews, autobiographies, and other examples of someone conveying their firsthand account of an event. You can learn more about Primary resources in our Info Lit lecture: Primary and Secondary Sources.
  • Secondary sources provide analysis, explanation, or a restatement of a primary source. This includes most newspaper articles and news items, magazine articles, books, most webpages and websites (unless they are producing primary information).

A note about CSM Library Resources

There are also a links in your guide to CSM Library resources. Library resources are different than the resources you find searching Google because most of the articles, books, and media found in the library databases are not available free online; these are exclusive resources that the library subscribes to for a fee.

Furthermore, the resources that are available through the library and library website are generally higher quality resources than you would find on the free internet. Each database from the library website is selected for it's quality and vetted by librarians. In general, it's a good rule of thumb that the resources you find through the library website and library databases are a better quality than you can find for free online.

CSM Library databases contain magazine articles, journal articles, newspaper articles, books, recordings, films, and other types of full-access media.