Skip to Main Content
Los Angeles Harbor College home page Los Angeles Harbor College Library

English: 101 - Stoddart - Siddhartha

English 101 - College Reading & Composition I

English 101 is a reading and composition course designed to prepare students to handle a wide range of college writing assignments and to acquire the analytic skills necessary for effective academic preparation. Stress is placed on the organization and composition of objective expository and argumentative essays, including the research paper.

Research Topic

View the file above for your assignment details

Choose one of the topics below: 

  1. Siddhartha slowly loses touch with his inner voice while experiencing the sensual and material world. Could have Siddhartha attained enlightenment without living through “Samsara?” Was the sensual and material world an essential component to his obtaining enlightenment, or was it an unnecessary detour?
  2. Siddhartha chooses to reject Buddha’s teachings and find his own path towards enlightenment. However, does not Siddhartha follow - perhaps at a subconscious level - the Buddha’s philosophy, or does Siddhartha incorporate his own philosophy and experience to create an individual and unique path?  
Citation Format


  • MLA


Search Strategies


Use the tabbed box at the top of the library website homepage to begin your search. 



Use OneSearch to locate various types of resources

  1. Type your search term in the box then click, Search. 
  2. Use the Refine Results menu on the left side of the search results page to narrow or expand your search.
    • Available at LAHC and Resource Type will be the most helpful in the beginning stages of your research.
    • There are many additional options listed for Resource Type that are not shown in the image below.
  3. Click Apply Filters to confirm your choices and update the search results.





  • Use the drop down field to select a database by name if you already know which one you want to use. 
  • Click Library Database A-Z List to view the list of descriptions.


Research Guides

This tab contains various library guides that may assist you with your research. 


Searching with the keyword, Siddhartha generated four films on my results page.

Try it out for yourself!




These should get you started:

  • Four Noble Truths
  • Samsara
  • ​Eightfold Path
  • Siddhartha
  • Buddha
  • Religion
  • Psychology
  • Philosophy
Books & eBooks