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Swenson ENGL 1102: Argument Essay: Library Resources

Argument for Publication Assignment

Your Assignment

  • Write an argumentative essay for publishing your selected target essay ‚Äčin a textbook

  • 4 Required Textual Sources (including target essay) (no Google or Wikipedia!) 

  • Must be in MLA format

  • Can use Internet for additional sources (but not for the required four textual sources) 

Library Databases


How to Search for Books: 

Type in your topic into Discover box: 


Under "Refine Results", go to the Source Types filter and select "Show More". 


Select Books and eBooks and press "update". 


Click the book's title to get access to the book: 


Don't forget the Citation tool and to select MLA Format! Also email yourself your sources! When selecting search terms, pick keywords from the title of the target essay or from the authors of the target essay's main idea and argument (usually stated at the beginning of the essay).