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ENGL 103 - Miranda - Little Sisters of the Poor v. Pennsylvania: Home

Use this guide to get started with your research for your essay #1 for ENGL 103


Start with Background Reading

When working from off campus, you'll need to sign in to use our databases unless you are already signed in to Canvas or your email.

For overview articles on topics you'll need to understand to write about this case, search concepts and cases in the Gale eBooks database (see link below).

Examples of search terms:

  • Conception
  • Affordable Care Act
  • Free exercise clause
  • Religious Freedom Restoration Act
  • Burwell v. Hobby Lobby

How to Use Library Databases

Find focused information in library databases

All of these resources are free for MJC students, faculty, & staff.

If you're working from off campus, you'll need to sign in. Once you click on the name of a database, simply enter your student ID (without the W) and your six-digit birth date. 

Recommended websites

Use Google Scholar

Use Google Scholar to find scholarly information on the Web.

Google Scholar Search

Recommended eBooks

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Citation Styles

Your instructor should tell you which citation style they want you to use. Click on the appropriate link below to learn how to format your paper and cite your sources according to a particular style.