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English for Academic Purposes - EAP

Choosing a Topic

Sometimes choosing your topic feels like hardest part of writing your paper. Pius Library has resources that can help you find a great topic.

Step 1 - Background Information

Search the resources here for definitions and a general overview for your topic.

Step 3 - Journal Articles

Search the following databases for journal articles on your topic.

Step 2 - Books from the Library Collection

Search for books using Saint Louis University Libraries' Catalog

 Advanced Search

To find titles in the catalog  do a keyword search using the words "Opposing Viewpoints" or "Taking Sides" and a keyword from your "topic" example: "Opposing Viewpoints" and "Global Warming".

Did not find what you want? Search, the Missouri statewide union catalog and Tulsa City-County Library, then from Colorado and Wyoming.

Still did not locate a specific resource?  Try WorldCat, the US union catalog.

If the book is not available in MOBIUS or Prospector, use ILLiad Interlibrary Loan to request the book.