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ENGLISH 1110.01/03 First Year English Composition

Why library databases and not just Google?

Database Resources


Research using Ebsco Databases

1.  Start with Academic Search Complete 

      We can find articles and save them to a folder, create citations, find images, email items, etc


2.  Next let's look at Gale in Context: Opposing Viewpoints

You can either use the "Browse Issues" button to search through the different topics or "search" for your topic using the search bar.



    Most OSU databases, such as Academic Search Complete, Credo, and Opposing Viewpoints offer images for educational use.  

    Google Images:   Click on "Tools" and then click on  "labeled for noncommerical use"

    Photo depositories:  Wikimedia Commons and Pixabay

    Sample MLA 8th edition citation:

    Kübelbeck, Armin. "Goat, located in Fiesch, Valais (Switzerland)." Wikimedia Commons,13 July 2010,

    Kübelbeck, Armin. “ Goat, Located in Fiesch, Valais (Switzerland).” Wikimedia Commons, 2010,

 Accessed 20 Mar. 2017.


Last but not least, plagiarism, academic honesty and citation generators

Code of Student Conduct

Ten Suggestions for Preserving Academic Integrity