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ENG101: Composition Research Guide: Home

Selected research resources and tools for students doing research in their ENG101 classes. The basics of doing research in Feinberg Library.


This guide is provided to support the research needs of students in all sections of ENG101. Since there are a variety of sections, instructors and assignments always be sure to check with your particular instructor about the requirements for your class.

The resources, tools and skills outlined in this guide apply to all types of library research.

Ask Us!



Enter your question, and a librarian will be with you shortly. You will not necessarily be chatting with a librarian from your local library or even your community. This is a global, cooperative service staffed by reference librarians from New York State, as well as other states and countries.  

If you have Questions...

If you would like personal assistance with you research you can contact a reference librarian several ways:

  1. Visit the Reference desk in the reference room of the library (2nd floor, the glassed-in area with the computers).
    Regular Reference Desk Hours during the semester are:
    Mon:   11am - 5pm & 7pm - 9pm
    Tues:  11am - 5pm & 7pm - 9pm 
    Wed:   11am - 5pm & 7pm - 9pm
    Thurs: 11am - 5pm
    Fri:      11am - 5pm
    Sat:     1pm - 5pm
    Sun:    1pm - 5pm & 7pm - 9pm

  2. You can chat or text with a librarian. Use our Ask Us 24/7 service.  

  3. You can call the reference desk at (518) 564-5290.

  4. You can make an appointment for a scheduled one-on-one research session with a librarian. Fill out the form at: to request an appointment.