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English: 101 - Amano-Tompkins, Karen

English 101 - College Reading and 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.



  1. Use the Search All tab on the library homepage
  2. Click the Databases tab and select LAHC Library Databases

Recommended Subject Databases Collections:

Recommended Individual Databases:

Recommended Search Terms

Assignment Requirements

Type: Research Paper

Length: 6-8 pages

Citation Format: MLA

Required Sources: 5 sources, use at least 3 different types

  • At least one source must be from a library database.
  • At least one source must be a book, anthology or textbook.
  • At least one source must be from a credible website, appropriate for academic use.

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.