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English: 028 - Stoddart

English 028 - Intermediate Reading & Composition

The final preparatory course in composition and critical reading. Emphasis is placed on a review of grammar, mechanics, and paragraph writing. Students will write essays on various rhetorical patterns and will be introduced to research techniques. 



Use the Search All tab on the library homepage to search all the databases at the same time; sort the results with the Refine Results toolbar on the left side of the results page.


Use the Database tab on the library homepage:

Specific Databases:


General Databases:

Recommended Search Terms

  • Sex and marketing
  • sexual images and teens
  • sex education
  • sex and government regulations
  • sexual education and schools
  • marketing teens


  • Guns and America
  • Gun debate
  • Gun control
  • Gun control laws
  • Gun crimes
  • Gun laws
  • America and gun laws
  • America and weapons
  • Firearms 


  • Gay marriage
  • Marital rights
  • Same sex marriage
  • Marriage equality
  • Gay rights
  • Modern Family (Families)

Writer's Reference and Style Guides

Assignment Requirements

Type: Research Paper

Length: 3-5 Pages

Citation Format: MLA

Required Sources: Besides the primary text, use one other credible source to support the thesis statement.

Example Sources:

Articles Academic/Scholarly, Newspaper, Magazine
Books Print, eBook, Reference
Media Video, Audio, Image
Miscellaneous Personal Interview



Navigate to the Find Books tab and use the library catalog search box. 


Connect to the catalog by viewing the books below:

  1. Click on the blue link or image to open the item record in the library catalog. Take note of the school location, call number, and status
  2. To find similar books, click on Catalog Record and look at the Subject Terms to see how the item was cataloged. 
  3. Click on the Subject Term to navigate to items cataloged with that term and view results. 

To begin a new search after viewing a book, click Search/Home on the top left bar.