ESL 0004 & ESL 0008: English as a Second Language
Books in the Main Stacks
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Dowling College Library has a special collection of help books for ESL students:
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Citing Your Resources
Doing ethical research means citing sources. It is critical to credit writers for their work and their contributions to your research. To not do so is unethical and leads to plagiarism - unintentionally or not. Here are some sources to help you cite properly and to avoid the problem of plagiarism.
- Citation of Sources
This lists citation engines which help you create proper citations as well as providing information on different citation styles.
- Tips on avoiding plagiarism
Turnitin is a service that faculty and students use to detect and avoid plagiarism in their writing.
NoodleBib is an online resource that will help you format MLA and APA bibliographies, exporting them directly to your word processing program.
Sources in the Reference section
Books in the Reference section stay in the library, but read and use them to help you choose paper topics, then develop and write them. Click on the following links for searches of the reference collection on some topics of interest:
Find Subject Articles
Multi-subject databases can lead you to articles for many different topic areas.
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A free verb conjugator covering hundreds of languages. Conjugations are thorough, and carried out to many tenses. Verbix is a non-profit organization working to promote linguistic diversity. Regional variations and even some extinct languages are included.
An extensive collection of links providing all kinds of exposure to and practice of the English language. Includes Grammars, dictionaries, pronunciation keys, dialogues, listening and read-along opportunities.
Librarians at MIT have compiled directories of electronic journals, newspapers and magazines for eight languages: Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish. Brief, helpful descriptions accompany each link in this appealing arrangement.
Here is an excellent resource for anyone exploring the logic of the English language. Pull-down menus are detailed and well-organized. Examples are complete and clear. There is even a feature for submitting specific questions. The site is sponsored by the Capital Community College Foundation in Connecticut.
Select online newpapers from countries around the world.