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A Library guide to help English 1 students in their Assignment 4 with Professor Jeffrey Bohn.
Last Updated: Aug 21, 2012 URL: Print Guide RSS Updates

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This Guide and the screen

Hello, thank you for your visit. To make this visit fruitful, you need to become familiar with this guide. To start, let us take a good look at this screen. From left to right you may notice that there are 3 frames across, and each frame discusses a different subject. Please do not fail to scroll down as you read each frame.

Now, let us look at the top of the screen. The top portion are parts of your browser like the address bar and the menu bars. As you go down you will find the Internet part, which tells you that you are at Long Beach City College Library site you can see the name of the college across the screen .  Below this is the web page where this guide is. Notice that the top of this page has tabs. If you click each tab you will learn more about our books, journal and news articles as well as other web resources. Please visit each tab if you wish to get more information about your research.      


Suggested Tools

Please click the button beside the term for more information.

    Largest listing of acronyms and abbreviations you may find in your readings and your analysis of TV shows and music videos.
  • New Medi Directory
    this directory provides information on more than 2,500 ethnic media organizations in the United States, including print, online, radio and television. It also includes a custom search feature that allows you to create your own search for media by city, state, language, ethnicity, and media type.
  • Infoplease Biography
    This is a database of biographies of famous people. It has more than 30,000 entries.
  • Merriam-Webster Dictionary and Thesaurus
    Searchable dictionary online.


This research guide pulls together a variety of resources you may want to use if you are to write a research paper for your class.

Want to know where to start you research?  Click on the above tabs to find lists of books, journal titles, and recommended databases, primary sources and recommended authoritative websites.

Have questions?  Feel free to comment or ask questions about this research guide by clicking above on the PAGE COMMENTS link.  Feel free to contact a librarian any time you need assistance. 

Good luck in your research.


Know yourself

This grid will help you start your research. Find where you belong.


If you are at Zero, it means you barely know anything about your topic. You can start with dictionaries and encyclopedias. These books will give you an overview of your topic.

If you think you know a little, you believe you are at step 5, you only need to add more information with what you already know. YOu need to update and confirm your knowledge of the topic. You need newspapers, magazines, journals and books.

You are at 10 and an expert about your topic and you should write about the topic from your own expereinces and knowledge.






Research Tips

These are reminders to save you time and energy with your research.

  • Try the Writing Tips for Research Papers from the the Library Homepage; click here to see.
  • If you are unable to proceed through your research, try the LBCC Library Ask a Librarian Service, or contact a Librarian via email, phone or by visiting the library's Reference Desk.
  • Do not forget to click the OFF-CAMPUS Access when you are working from home.

Tips: Subject searches using the  Library of Congress subject headings are:

  • Sex role - United States
  • Television Broadcasting
  • Stereotypes (Social psychology)
  • Feminism
  • Masculinity

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