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English: English

Library and web resources for English - speech and writing.

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This page provides tips for choosing the best resources to assist with your English research. NOTE: ESL is a separate guide.

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Resources for Your English and Speech Studies

RTC Learning Resource Center Writing Support:


Bring your project, including any instructions or rubrics, & flash drive to Building C  room 105 (in the library building) at the following times:

Monday - Thursday – 11:00 AM- 6 PM


The tutors will work one-on-one with students from all programs, backgrounds, and skill levels on course and career-related projects.  They will discuss writing strategies, help you identify the strengths and weaknesses of your writing and show you how to become your own independent editor to proofread and correct errors. 


Assignment Research - Deciding What You Need

Are you researching literary works, authors or literary criticism? Try the RTC database ProQuest Learning: Literature.  

1. Does your assignment require books?  Journal articles? Web sites? 

  • If your syllabus asks you for journal articles, click on the Articles tab, and learn about ProQuest.
  • If your syllabus  asks for books, click on the Books tab, and learn how to find books in the RTC Library Catalog.
  • If your syllabus  asks for web resources, click on Web Sites. These pages list recommended web sites on many related topics.  

2. If no formats are specified, think about the age of the material you need.

  • If you are researching something that is a established fact, try books (found in the RTC Catalog) or encyclopedias (found in the RTC Catalog), in Gale Encyclopedias or Credo Reference (found on the RTC Library Database page). Examples of established facts include "the speeches of FDR" or "writing a research paper."
  • If you are reseaching something new, try journal and newspaper articles (found in ProQuest.)

 Need More Help?

 If you're not sure what you need, or how to begin your research, come in to RTC Library, call us at (425) 232-2331, or email us at We'll be glad to help.

Subject Guide

Laura Staley