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DEN 101: Composition I: Resources

Guide outlining the CCS Library resources available for DEN 101


Keywords are the words you use to search for information. It is helpful to identify synonyms for the most important words in your research question because, unlike Google, most Library databases do not search for synonyms. Developing alternate keywords and combining them in a variety of ways will give you a broader range of information and sources.

Keyword Exercise

Example research question:
Should Civil War statues be removed?

Identify the most important words in your research question and develop synonyms for them.

Civil War statues removed
War Between the States memorials demolished
Union / Confederacy sculptures destroyed

Use different combinations of the words in your table to search the Library's databases.

Searching for Books

Use the Library catalog to find print books and eBooks related to your topic. You can search by title, author, or keyword.

Databases: Composition I

Below is a list of suggested databases for your DEN 101 assignments.

Bound, 1982 by Bethany Collins, 2015
College for Creative Studies website