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Library Resource Guide for English 103


Finding background information


The following titles and websites can be used to investigate background information on topics relating to technology.

Finding books and media 

 Click on the "Classic Catalogue" on the CNC library webpage to find books, e-books, reports or media on a selected topic. 

  • How to find Reference books in the library on a topic

From the library catalogue page

(1) click on Advanced Search

(2) type topic word in top search box, e.g. technolog$  [$ symbol finds word endings, e.g. technological]

(3) also indicate that you are only interested in Catalogue Only material

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Some useful Subject terms to search in the catalogue include:

Computers and civilization

Internet  (Computer network)

Internet - Social aspects

Educational technology

Genetic engineering

Information technology - Social aspects

Science - Social aspects

Technology - Social aspects

Technological innovations

Science and industry

Technology and civilization

Human reproductive technology

Finding Journal or newspaper articles


Many online journals or journal article citations are available via these online journal indexes:

    • Proquest indexes – Canadian Business & Current Affairs - fulltext
    • Ebscohost indexes – Academic Search, Canadian Reference Centre etc. - fulltext
    • You can also use "Advanced Search" on the Library Homepage to search all of the EBSCOhost databases

If you wish to find a list of CNC Library held paper format or online fulltext journals, from the library's Homepage, click on Journals



Newspaper Indexes

Finding Statistics

Statistics can be collected by a variety of sources, including agencies. Check the links under the library’s Statistics link to explore the data available there.


Seeking assistance


If you need any assistance with research, please approach the librarians at the Information Desk, or contact the Ask a Librarian link on the library’s web page.


Good luck! If you have comments or suggestions, email me at

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