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English: English

Library and web resources for English - speech and writing.

About this page

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

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Resources for Your English and Speech Studies

RTC Learning Resource Center Writing Support

The LRCC provides a free tutoring service via ZOOM to help students succeed in their classes. There are tutors available for English and several other subjects.  If you have any questions or want more information, call (425) 235-2352 ext. 5721

Book a tutor from the LRCC

eTutoring: Free Online Tutoring is available during the fall/winter/spring quarters.  You can access RTC's FREE 24/7 online eTutoring service to get the help you need from anywhere!  Have questions? Contact the LRCC about eTutoring.


Researching Your Assignments

Broad Searches  If you want to see large amounts of information - books, journal articles, DVDs and more -  and you don’t mind looking at a few things that you might not need, use RTC's OneSearch or Advanced OneSearch.

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Focused Searches  When you know exactly what you need.


Not Finding What You Want?

  • Try another way of describing your topic.  Instead of "car" try "automobile". Instead of "movie" try "motion picture".


Need More Help?

If you're not sure what you need, or how to begin, come in to the RTC Library, call us at (425) 235-2331, or email us at If it's after hours, try our reference chat service AskWA.  We'll be glad to help!

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