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DEN 101: Composition I: Resources

Guide outlining the CCS Library resources available for DEN 101

Searching the Catalog

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


Below is a list of suggested databases for your DEN1 01 assignments.

For a list of all databases available at CCS, click HERE.

Bound, 1982 by Bethany Collins, 2015


Keywords are the words you use to search for information. It is important 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.

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