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Prof. Elias - Eng. 102; SPRING 2022: Home


Welcome! This research guide was created for students in Prof. Elias' SPRING 2022 Eng. 102 class. Your assignment is to write a research paper about generational and spousal conflict in August Wilson's play Fences.

This guide is a customized resource for this assignment.

Citing your sources correctly is an essential component of any research assignment. Therefore, your essay should include parenthetical (in-text) citations and a Works Cited page using MLA 8 style formatting.

If you have any questions about research and citations, please feel free to contact me at

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What's in This Guide

The resources on these pages will help you:

  • Formulate a search strategy on your topic
  • Find scholarly articles in the library databases
  • Find books and eBooks in the library catalog
  • Evaluate the sources you have found
  • Cite your sources properly to avoid plagiarism
  • Get additional help

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