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ENGL 1020: Research & Argumentative Writing: Help for English 1020 Students

Help for English 1020 Students

The video tutorials on this page teach you about the in-person services and online resources that will be helpful to you in English 1020, but also in other classes. You can find the resources featured, as well as many others, on the other tabs of this guide. Most of the recommended resources are on the Home tab. More videos about using the library are at the Library Tutorials guide. Use the Ask Us tab or visit to contact a librarian. 

Evaluating Information

Go to the Evaluating Sources tab for videos and links to information about source types and source quality.

Library Resources for English 1020

This video describes three MTSU Library resources for research: the JEWL Search, Opposing Viewpoints, and Statista. These resources are particularly useful for students taking English 1020, Research & Argumentative Writing (length: 11:03).

Citing Your Sources

Learn the easy way to cite the sources you find through the Walker Library. Get downloadable references in MLA, APA, and more. Learn more about citing your sources (length: 1:52).

JEWL Search Videos

Learn how to use the JEWL Search to find research materials on any topic. We cover source types, finding peer-reviewed articles, and how to narrow your topic (length: 6:15).

This video covers the basics of using the JEWL Search in just a little over a minute. (1:10)

Choosing a Topic with Opposing Viewpoints

Length: 01:30. Search Opposing ViewpointsOr view more videos on this resource here.