Many students feel anxious about writing a college research paper. Please use this LibGuide to familiarize yourself with the resources Melbourne Campus Library offers, to help you reduce your stress and successfully complete this assignment as well as your Comp I course.
Visit our library at 3865 North Wickham Road, building 2, near the intersection of Wickham and Post roads. The Library is part of the "Learning Commons" that includes the Academic Success Centers on the first floor.
Welcome to the Melbourne Campus Library of Eastern Florida State College! This is the Libguide for ENC 1101 at the Melbourne Campus.
The Library should be your starting point for your research paper. Your job as a good student is to discover a VARIETY of meaningful resources and then to create (in your own words) an interesting well-written paper using these sources to support your own claims about your topic.
A balanced paper that thoroughly covers a topic will include several types of sources such as reference, printed books, e-books, journal articles, and websites.
Most communications/composition classes also require that you format your paper according to MLA guidelines.
Remember, the librarians and staff are here to help you. Please don't be afraid to ask questions or to request assistance if you need it!
Your research project should contain information from careful research. One search on "Google" will rarely provide the quality and quantity of results you will need in order to produce a suitable assignment. Take some time to learn more about using the databases. The results you'll find will be more desirable than using the internet only to locate information.
The Circulation Desk of the Melbourne Campus Library is where you will transact library business such as checking out materials, paying fines, or picking up books on hold.
Your student ID is your EFSC library card and allows you to check out library materials.
Get your card by bringing a copy of your current course schedule and a photo ID to building 1, room 123. Security will issue the ID.