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Writing & Citing

Guide to Academic Writing

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BC3 logoSearch the BC3 Library Catalog

Use it to find books, ebooks, DVDs in the library's collection 

or browse our e-book collections:  Ebook Central (Proquest) and Ebook Collection (EBSCO) 

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Reference databases are

  • A great place to start your research

  • Provide definitions, introductory information, facts, vocabulary/keywords, names

  • Preferred over Wikipedia by your instructors

  • Include citations for your bibliography!

  • Collection of encyclopedias, reference databases, issue topic databases

Reference Databases

Issue Topic Databases

ProCon.org - web source that focuses on the pros and cons of controversial issues.

Find articles in EBSCOhost's General Databases (Academic Premier and MasterFile Premier).

Research databases
  • Select / Deselect all
  • Academic Search Premier
  • MasterFILE Premier

Or search the library's Subject Databases

Google Scholar Search

Google Scholar is a freely accessible web search engine that indexes scholarly literature across an array of  disciplines including peer-reviewed academic journals and books, conference papers, theses and dissertations. Some of the resources are freely available full-text, others you will need to request using the library's Article or Book Request Forms.

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