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College Composition

How to Use This Guide

This guide collects library resources relevant to Anoka Technical College’s Composition classes.  You can navigate using the tabs on the left (or at the top of your screen, if you are on a mobile device).  You can also jump to any section of the guide using the links below:


Select and Narrow Topics: A collection of resources for helping you identify and narrow topics for your research essays.

Create a Search Strategy: Learn how to start researching by creating a search strategy and generating keywords.

Evaluate SourcesLearn how to evaluate your sources for quality using the CRAAP method.

Find SourcesSearch for different types of sources in ATC's databases.  Start here if you want to start searching right away.

Cite Your SourcesBrowse ATC’s resources for formatting your essays and citing your sources using APA or MLA style guidelines.

Assignment Specific ResourcesResources to help you complete specific assignments.

Get Help

ATC's librarian is here to help you with:

  • Identifying and narrowing topics
  • Finding books and articles on your topic
  • CIting your sources in APA or MLA formats

If you have questions, stop by the Library or use the "Contact Us" box on the left to call, e-mail or schedule an appointment.