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ENGL 1101 - English Composition I: Current Issues: Welcome to Research

Resources in support of ENGL 1101 Current Issues Research

Guide to this Guide

This research guide will introduce you to research resources available at PC Libraries and online, plus link you to other helps for doing academic work.

Page 1 covers basic information on PC libraries.

Page 2 covers how to find books, both print and ebooks.

Page 3 covers databases, mostly of articles you can read online.

Page 4 gives tips for smart use of Internet sources.

Page 5 has guidelines for citing your research sources.

Library Home Page

You can find the GSU Library homepage from the GSU homepage under the Academics tab.  It's also in the right column on your iCollege homepage or at this direct address:

From this page you can navigate to the catalog, databases, journals, tutorials, Virtual Reference, and more!

Library Policies

In the Library

Your PantherCard (or picture ID) is required to check out books and other materials. It can also be used for printing and copying with the $7.50 technology fee each semester or other funds you have added.


Your Panther ID and password are needed to check "My Account," renew items you have checked out, or have books sent to you from other campuses/colleges.

Other Guides and Tutorials

Librarians have developed helps for using the catalog and databases.  Some are in step-by-step print format and some are videos.  You can find a list of all the tutorials at this address:

Another research guide that relates closely to this one  is the Local Issues General Research Guide.

The Early College research guide by Denise Dimsdale is also excellent:

Questions? Ask a Librarian!

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