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English for Academic Purposes - EAP

Resources You may find in the Library

There are different resources for different information needs.

  • Reference Books include encyclopedias, handbooks, and dictionaries. These types of books may be useful as you explore background knowledge, understanding disciplinary terminology, and fact-checking.  Reference books can be in print and/or electronic format.
  • Books are found in the online library catalog and most circulate with three-week borrowing periods.  in addition to traditional books the library has a large collection of ebooks.
  • Article Databases are used for finding journal articles. Some of the databases contain general articles on many subjects, while some are more subject specific.
  • Statistics are useful to support an argument or making predictions.

To access SLU resources from off campus, you will need your SLUNet ID and password. When you select a SLU Libraries resource from this guide or the Libraries' website, you will be prompted to enter you username and password to access the resource. More information on off campus access is available on theLibraries' Website.

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