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ENG 105 Information Research Skills  

The College English I Workbook is an ENG 105 assignment worth 15% of your grade. This guide contains information from the workbook's eight chapters, minus the self-check questions.
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  • Specialized dictionaries emphasize the vocabulary and definitions in a particular field of study. Their definitions are usually more detailed than those in a general dictionary.
  • A specialized dictionary can be useful in identifying keywords to use in your research.
  • To locate a specialized dictionary in an academic discipline (subject), click on Library Home Page
  • Click Start Your Research here. Enter the discipline and dictionaries in the Encore search box, for example psychology and dictionaries.

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Better Than Great: A Plenitudinous Compendium of Wallopingly Fresh Superlatives

PE 1241 .P56 2011

500 Foreign Words and Phrases You Should Know to Sound Smart

(Adams Media, 2012)

A Dictionary of Philosophical Terms and Names

A Handbook of Bioethics Terms

R 725.5 .T83 2009

The Game Developer's Dictionary

(Course Technology PTR, 2012) Online Bilingual and Multilingual Dictionaries

Stedman's Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing

R 121 .S8 2012

 NFL Head Coaches: A Biographical Dictionary, 1920-2011

(McFarland & Co., 2012)

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