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Engl 101 & 103--Anders--Stillwater: Home

Use this guide to get started with the research portion of your essays on Stillwater.


Search Terms

Depending on which aspect of Stillwater you have decided to research, the following terms may be useful to you.  To get started, try entering these terms in the Gale eBooks database (see below):

  • Underground Railroad
  • Munchausen syndrome
  • Fraternal twins
  • Telepathy
  • Civil War
  • Catholic Church Minnesota
  • Fur trade
  • Ojibwe


Read background information

Gale eBooks is a great database for background information. 

Click on one of the specific articles/searches below, or try your own search terms in the link to the Gale eBooks at the bottom of the box.

Minnesota Territory

Bounty Hunters


Finding information on the Web

Here is a sampling of substantive articles found on the Web. Be sure to use the CRAAP test to carefully evaluate all sources found on the Web.

Find focused information in library databases

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

Search using the Key Search Words at the top of this guide, or use words more specific to your topic.

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. 


Books are an excellent resource for historical topics. Below are a selection of eBooks available at the MJC Library. For more books, search the MJC Library catalog.

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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.