Resources for English

A collection of resources for English majors and researchers.

Tips on Citation, Research, Style Tips & Finding Primary Sources

The Elements of Style by William Strunk, Jr. and E.B. White

Evaluating Online Resources

When evaluating online resources, there are five things to look for:


Authority

Why should you trust the person that gave you this information? Is it from a credible source?


Currency

Is the site up to date? Is the information in your article current with events and technology?


Design and style

Is the site professionally designed, or does it look like a personal blog? (Note: sometimes the look of sites can be deceiving)


Objectivity

Is the information presented in a balanced, objective manner? Is the author trying to sway you in some way?


Navigation

Can you find the information you need in the site easily? Does the site direct you to places to find more information?

U.S. Government Documents & Information

To search for U.S. government documents, go to these guides:


Library contacts:

U.S. and State Government Information

Sandy Himel
shimel@louisiana.edu
(337) 482-1174

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