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ESOL 096: Academic Reading Skills


Welcome to the library! This guide will help you to find reliable information about your topic. 

If you need more help, contact either of us at the email addresses to your right.

We are available to work with you one-on-one on your specific research topic!

About This Guide

In this guide you will find:

  • Reference Sources: Encyclopedias, dictionaries and thesauri are a good way to get background information on your topic. They will also help you with developing keywords and synonyms to use when you start to search a database.
  • DatabasesFind newspaper and magazine articles and more using these resources.
  • Pre-class Homework: Review these three sources and answer the questions for each before you come to the library. Bring your homework to class.
  • Tutorials: These are three short tutorials on how to use citations, databases and Academic Search Premier.
  • Get Help: Librarians are available to help you!