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English 111-Columbus: Electronic Reference Resources

General research guide for all regional 111 classes.

What They Are

As you begin your research, you may want to do some background reading in order to gain an understanding of the core concepts, ideas, and people associated with your topic.  A recommended place to start would be our collection of electronic reference materials.  This part of our collection features encyclopedias, biographical information, and other key reference materials that cover just about every subject imaginable.  Further, the information that you will find in all of these resources is considered credible, reliable, and authoritative which will help you formulate stronger arguments when it comes time to write your paper.  Access the following resources directly by following the links. Hover over the links for a description of each database/resource.