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English as a Second Language (ESL)

This guide will help you identify and locate the resources (books, articles, etc.) that you will need for ESL. There is also information available on library services, tools, and other web resources to help you write your papers, and more.

What About Library Resources?


In most cases, the books you get from the library and articles you find in the library's research databases are usually reliable and credible. These sources have usually gone through a traditional editorial process, which means that someone or some group has checked all the facts and arguments the author made and deemed them suitable for publishing. However, you still have to think about whether or not the book or article is current and relevant for your project--for example, library's often subscribe to popular magazines like "People" and "Vogue" which aren't generally considered scholarly sources.