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ENG 102

General Guide to help ENG 102 students with resources for research

Getting Started

At the beginning of your research, you may need to gather background:

  • Names
  • Dates
  • Definitions
  • Basic Points of Fact

Books, including encyclopedias and dictionaries, are often excellent sources of background information.

EBSCO eBook Collection

eBooks @ Parkland Library

Map out your search strategy

Creating a concept map can help you set up your search.  Pose your research question then determine the elements of your search. Add synonyms to create a great search!

Tips for Finding Books

Using the keywords on your concept map, search for your terms in the Parkland Library Catalog.

Search Strategies:

Below is a sample book record from the Catalog. When you find a book in the Catalog that you like:

  • Click on the link beneath the book for more information, often a summary or table of contents, to see if the book will be useful to your research.  
  • Click on the terms to the right of Subject (LCSH) to see a list of all the books that have been tagged with that subject heading (Example: Mass media and children).
  • Click on the call number to see books that are around it on the shelf and likely on the same topic.
  • You can also text yourself the call number!

 

Now you're ready to go to the shelves to find your books.

  • All Paper books are on the second floor of the library.
  • When you find a book on the shelf that seems useful to your topic, look around it for other possible resources.
  • When you find a book that is helpful, also look near that call number in the Reference section and vice versa.

 

How to read a call number

Use this as a guide to find books in the library.

A-F are on the main floor, G-Z are on upper floor.

A GENERAL WORKS
B PHILOSOPHY. PSYCHOLOGY. RELIGION
C AUXILIARY SCIENCES OF HISTORY
D HISTORY: GENERAL AND OLD WORLD
E HISTORY: AMERICAS
F HISTORY: AMERICAS
G GEOGRAPHY. ANTHROPOLOGY. RECREATION
H SOCIAL SCIENCES
J POLITICAL SCIENCE
K LAW
L EDUCATION
M MUSIC AND BOOKS ON MUSIC
N FINE ARTS
P LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE
Q SCIENCE
R MEDICINE
S AGRICULTURE
T TECHNOLOGY
U MILITARY SCIENCE
V NAVAL SCIENCE
W Not assigned
X Not assigned
Y Not assigned
Z LIBRARY SCIENCE

Note the absence of I and O , letters that can be easily confused with numbers .

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Use your ParklandOne login to access library resources.  

  • This is the same login you use for Cobra, my.parkland, etc.
  • Please contact the library if you have difficulty accessing our resources.
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Champaign, IL 61821