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English Foundations & International Student Guide: Start Your Research

Resources for English Language Learners & International Students at UW Bothell & Cascadia College.

Find Background Information Online

Online reference databases are great places to find a topic and get started with your research.  They have short articles perfect for many projects. They also offer background information you can use to find books, articles, and more.

For best results, search for broad topics using one or a few search terms; for example, "ESL education".

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Translating Library Words

Not sure what we mean when we say "article" or tell you to go to the "stacks?" Find translations and definitions of common library terms below!