Brown Library

English 111

The library assignment is a requirement of English 111 classes. You should receive a copy of the assignment and of the Library Handbook in your English class or at the library orientation session for your class. Most of the files linked from this page are also discussed in the Library Handbook, which is online. Copies also are available at the library reference desk.

The worksheet example, found online under English 111 and in the handbook, can be used as a guide to filling in your worksheet. The citations are formatted in MLA style. For more help with citing sources go to this page of links and handouts.

There is also a link to a blank worksheet. You may print a copy and fill it in by hand. For more help, please ask a library staff member.

Orientation Worksheet

Finding a Topic

Use one of the following databases to browse for topic ideas.

Opposing Viewpoints in Context - There is a horizontal gray bar at the top of the page. Click on "issues."

Issues & Controversies - Look in the middle of the screen. Click on "access all topics."

CQ Researcher Online - There is a horizontal gray bar on the left side of the page. Click on "issue tracker."


Brown Library

M-Th: 8AM - 8PM
Fri: 8AM - 5PM
Sat: 9AM - 1PM
Sun: Closed

3095 Colonial Ave SW
Roanoke, VA 24015

Info: 540-857-7303
Reference: 540-857-7438
Circulation: 540-857-6941
Fax: 857-6058