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English as a Second Language - ESL

Resources for ESL (English as a Second Language) students

Research Starters

Discover Search!

  • If you a topic you want to research searching Discover! is a great place to start. 
  • Use Discover!  to search many different sources (library's databases, open access web sites, and the library's book collection) in one place.
  • From Off-campus login with your delaGATE information
  • Type in a few keywords (not long phrases) into the search box to see what kinds of results you find
  • Ask a Librarian for help if you need it.

How to Find Books & Articles

Finding Books

Library Services found in the Learning Commons has print books and e-Books that are best found through the online catalog.  If you want to find a book use the catalog .

Books in the Learning Commons are shelved by subject and have Call Numbers that can be considered the address of a book.  The call numbers are usually found on the spine of the books like in this picture. 







Finding Articles in Magazines or Newspapers

Articles are a great place to start research since they often provide overviews and summaries.  The Learning Commons has print newspapers and magazines in print.  Thousands of articles can be found online through library databases that are available to ALL students.  All databases can be accessed here but ask a librarian at the Information Desk for help with using the databases.

Get Help

If you need help with research or finding information ask a librarian.  Visit the Information Desk, call 610-359-5149, or ask us online - we are here to help!