Intro to Academic Writing

Course #: EN190G

About this Guide

This guide was created for EN190G students. It provides information about doing research for the Essay Proposal and Annotated Bibliography Assignment.

Ask Questions!

Please contact the English & Film Studies Librarian, Meredith, for research support:

  • Email: mefischer@wlu.ca
  • Online via Zoom: connect by email to arrange for this option.

Searching for Sources

Scholarly Books

Search Omni for books with an Advanced Search.

Scholarly Articles

Search Omni for articles with an Advanced Search. Remember to click peer-reviewed on the left-hand side of the search results to narrow results.

Specialized article databases such as th the MLA International Bibliography will help you find more research. You'll find lists of databases for each subject area.

Not sure if your source is scholarly? Check out How Can I Tell if My Source is Scholarly? (video: 4:21)

Annotated Bibliographies, Theses, and Research Questions

Citing Sources

Reading Strategies