English 103 – Madison
About this Guide
This guide provides students with recommended resources to complete the English 103 Research Project. Use the tabs to navigate through the pages of the guide.
English 103 Research Project: Select a topic related to addiction, conduct an interview, write a 5-7 page research paper, and give a 5-minute presentation to the class.
The SBCC Writing Center can help with the process of writing your annotated bibliography.
Terminology to Understand
- Reference Books vs. Reserves vs. References
- Periodicals: What they are and the difference between scholarly and popular
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Print Reference Sources
Reference books are a good place to begin your research. These resources are available in the Luria Library Reference section, near the Reference and Information Desk:
- Encyclopedia of Substance Abuse Prevention, Treatment, & Recovery — R 362.29 F533e 2009
- Tobacco in History and Culture: An Encyclopedia — R 394.14 G653t
Online Reference Sources
To access these resources from off campus, you will need to log in with your Pipeline account information:
- Credo Reference: Contains the full text of nearly 600 encyclopedias, dictionaries, bilingual dictionaries, and other reference books.
- Addiction: A Reference Encyclopedia (ebook)
- Encyclopedia of Addictions (ebook)
- Drugs and Controlled Substances: Information for Students (ebook)
- Encyclopedia of Drugs, Alcohol and Addictive Behavior (ebook)
Search the library catalog (books+) for print books and ebooks on your topic.
Search for articles in library databases. These resources will require you to log in with your Pipeline account information when you access them off campus.
For a variety of articles on a broad range of topics:
For articles with a more specific focus:
For news articles:
Finding good websites for college research can be challenging and time-consuming. Be sure to evaluate any websites you find on your own, using the P.R.O.V.E.N. Test for Evaluating Sources:
- Purpose: The reason the information exists
- Relevance: The importance of the information for your needs
- Objectivity: The reasonableness of the information
- Verifiability: The truthfulness and accuracy of the information
- Expertise: The source of the information
- Newness: The timeliness of the information
See the MedlinePlus Guide to Healthy Web Surfing for tips for evaluating health information you find online.
- Websites providing information about addiction:
- National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse at Columbia University
- Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
- National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA)
- Sources of statistics on addiction and drugs: