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ENGL 100--Student Success: Home

Use this guide for your research paper on student success

Preliminary reading

Scaffolding

Research questions

Evaluate your sources

Do background reading on your target population

Use search terms like those below to find overview articles on your chosen student population in the Gale eBooks database:

  • Veterans
  • Adult students
  • Latino students
  • Foster youth
  • Inmates
  • Student athletes
  • Autism spectrum disorders

Do further research on your narrower topic

Use more specific terms to find additional information on your narrowed topic in our larger databases:

  • foster youth college
  • veterans college
  • first generation college students
  • education "language learners"

Library guides on statistics and local information

Use these research guides to find statistics on the Web and links to local organizations:

Using the Web effectively

The Web is a great place to find statistics, news, and very current information.

When searching for reliable statistics, enter a search term, click Settings, then Advanced Search, then limit the domain to .gov

Remember to carefully evaluate every source you find on the Web.

Recommended Websites:

Google Web Search

MLA and plagiarism

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