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English 16 Library Guide: Home

This guide was created to help students in English 16 classes develop their library research skills.


Welcome to the library guide for English 16 courses at LIU Brooklyn!

The purpose of this guide is to help you learn more about the library's resources and services as well as the research process. You will find information here that will give you guidance on finding books and articles, as well as evaluating information and citing your sources.

*Note: the Library's physical location is closed as of March 23, 2020 because of COVID-19. Please note that you can still receive virtual help from LIU Brooklyn Librarians from 9am-5pm, Monday through Friday. Use the "Need Help? Ask Us!" chat widget on the Library homepage or on the right-hand side of this page.*


Research Process Overview

The research process typically includes five broad steps. Most often you complete one step before moving onto the next. However, there may be times when you will need to return to a previous step or complete multiple steps simultaneously.

Step 1. Develop a Topic
Use reference resources, course readings, and conversations with professors and fellow students to zero in on a topic of interest to you.

Step 2. Locate information
Use library resources to find books and articles relevant to your topic.

Step 3. Evaluate and analyze information and sources
Assess whether the information you've located is current, relevant, authoritative, accurate, and relevant to your project.

Step 4. Use, organize and communicate information 
Use paraphrasing and note-taking strategies to synthesize your sources and your own ideas.

Step 5. Complies with legal, ethical and moral standards
Make sure you're not plagiarizing by citing your sources.

Library Departments

Reference Desk (3rd Floor) via Chat, Text or Email

Circulation, Media and Reserves (5th Floor): 718.488.1338

Interlibrary Loan (5th Floor): 718.488.1338

Student Computers (3th Floor)

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Katelyn Angell
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Coordinator of Library Instruction

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