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ENG 112: Exploring Identities

What is in this guide?

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This research guide introduces a variety of resources that you can use to start your research. If you need help, ask a librarian!

Thinking about Identity

These web resources will help you start thinking about identity and how it intersects with various issues.

Background Information

Reference sources help you to understand your topic by giving you an overview or background information. All reference sources are helpful in that they give you a place to find more keywords or phrases that you can use to search article databases, the library catalog, etc.

Search for Background Information:

Examples from Credo Reference:

Research Starters

These databases are excellent sources for getting topic ideas and different perspectives (or viewpoints) on a particular topic. They also include articles from different types of sources in order to help you get your research started.

Off-Campus Access

Paw: Indicates that a password is needed to access the resource from off campus.The username and password to access databases from off campus are similar to what you use to access the PCC portal (myPittCC) and Moodle. The only difference is that you DO NOT include the last part of your email address ( in the username. Generic logins are available to community residents with PCC library cards, and others who are enrolled in or are affiliated with PCC programs and continuing education courses. Have questions? Ask us!