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English: 101 - Walsh

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
  • SCIENCE Stem cell research offers opportunities for cures but also ethical problems.
  • HISTORY President Franklin Roosevelt’s breaking of the Japanese code and subsequent knowledge of the impending Pearl Harbor attack offers a new perspective on his plans for World War II.
  • MEDICINE Cancer “cures” through the use of food and supplements offer alternatives to traditional cancer “treatments.”
  • SOCIOLOGY Black slave owners in the United States are a forgotten class.
  • ARCHITECTURE Form as a reflection of philosophy and function is exemplified in the buildings of Frank Lloyd Wright.
  • EDUCATION Multiple language acquisition at an early age in some countries provides information on the thinking capabilities of young children.
  • LITERATURE Shakespeare’s discussion of mental and physical disorders reveals an extraordinary knowledge of medicine.
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. 




  • "stem cell research" 
  • Click on In the Library
  • Click on Books
  • Click on Apply Levels

CQ Researcher

  • "alternative medicine"
  • Use ctrl+F and search keywords (such as cancer) on the article

Gale - All

  • "black slave owners"

Ebsco - All

  • "multilingual children"
  • Click on Full Text
  • Click on Peer Reviewed

Ebsco - All

  • "shakespeare and medicine and disorders"
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